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Calculating the response of an oscillator to arbitrary ground motion

Housner, George W. (1941) Calculating the response of an oscillator to arbitrary ground motion. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 31 (2). pp. 143-149. ISSN 0037-1106.

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In computing the response of a simple oscillator to arbitrary ground motion it is necessary to use arithmetical or graphical methods of solution. A direct arithmetical or graphical solution of the differential equation of motion will give the response of the oscillator, but the method given by Lord Rayleigh affords a considerable saving in labor.

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