Posted by kelsi on .
A glider on an air track is connected by springs to either end of the track. Both springs have the same spring constant,k , and the glider has mass M.
A)Determine the frequency of the oscillation, assuming no damping, if k= 125N/m and M= 250g. (I got the answer to be 5.03 hz)
B)It is observed that after 51 oscillations, the amplitude of the oscillation has dropped to one-half of its initial value. Estimate the value of (lambda), using x(t)=A(e^t*lambda)cos(w't)
C)How long does it take the amplitude to decrease to one-quarter of its initial value?
(not sure what x(t) means...)