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Physical Perspective on Repeated Poles in the Mass-Spring System

In the physical system, dc and infinite frequency are in fact strange cases. In the case of dc, for example, a nonzero constant force implies that the mass $ m$ is under constant acceleration. It is therefore the case that its velocity is linearly growing. Our simulation predicts this, since, using Eq.$ \,$(F.43) and Eq.$ \,$(F.42),

v_m(n) &=& \frac{f^{{+}}_m(n)}{m} - \frac{f^{{-}}_m(n)}{m}
...m} \left[2(n+1) + 2n\right]x_0
= \frac{1}{m} (4 n x_0 + 2 x_0).

The dc term $ 2x_0/m$ is therefore accompanied by a linearly growing term $ 2nx_0/m$ in the physical mass velocity. It is therefore unavoidable that we have some means of producing an unbounded, linearly growing output variable.

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