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Posted by **rock** on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 9:21pm.

(a) What is the frequency of the motion?

units in Hz

(b) What is the initial potential energy of the block-spring system?

units in J

(c) What is the initial kinetic energy?

units in J

(d) What is the amplitude of the motion?

units in m

- simple harmonic motion. -
**drwls**, Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 6:44am(a) There is a standard formula for the frequency of spring/mass SHM.

f = [1/(2 pi)]*sqrt(k/M)

Use it.

(b) Ditto the P.E. of a stretched spring, (1/2) k X^2.

(c) (1/2) M Vo^2

(d) Amplitude X is whatever the P.E. is when K.E. = 0. That will happen when P.E. = total energy (b) + (c)

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