What happens to the amplitude when it oscillates at its resonant frequency?

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m25

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What happens to the amplitude when it oscillates at its resonant frequency? Would the amplitude just increase without bounds?
 

echoyjeff222

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I think that's the idea, given that a glass breaks when singing at a certain (resonant) pitch ... :p

I think that the wave at a certain frequency is resonant with the NATURAL frequency of another object, which causes the amplitude to continually rise -- someone correct me if I'm wrong...
 

santeprof

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Holy Tacoma Narrows Bridge Batman! Just read the resonance Wiki. I totally missed this on the AAMC practice tests. It's not in the Khan Academy MCAT Physical Processes section. Am I missing something or is this off topic for the MCAT forum.
 

texan2414

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No; resonant frequencies are covered on the test.
 
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