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Homework Help: physics

Posted by kelsi on Monday, May 25, 2009 at 11:14pm.

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...)

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