Alternating Current

LC Oscillations

When a charged capacitor C having an initial charge q0 is discharged through an inductor L, the charge and current in the circuit starts oscillating simple harmonically. If the resistance of the circuit is zero, no energy is dissipated as heat. The total energy associated with the circuit is constant.

Frequency of oscillation is given by

\omega = \frac{1}{\sqrt{LC}}

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1. Oscillates with a natural frequency \omega_{0} = \frac{1}{\sqrt{LC}}

2. A mass m oscillating with frequency ω0, the equation is \frac{d^{2}x}{dt^{2}} + \omega_{0}^{2}x = 0