Posted by farid on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 8:10am.
A 100 g blob is attached to a vertical spring and the spring stretched 4 cm from its original length.calculate the spring constant, k and period, t

physics  Damon, Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:41am
m = .100 Kg
x = .04 meter
F = m g = 9.81(.1) = .981 N
k = F/x = .981/.04 = 24.5 Newtons/meter
let y = A sin 2 pi t/T
F = ky = kA sin 2 pi t/T
v = (2 pi /T)A cos 2 pi t/T
a =  (2 pi/T)^2 A sin 2 pi t/T
F = m a
so
k y = m(2 pi /T )^2 y
2 pi/T = sqrt k/m
T = 2 pi sqrt (m/k)
= 2 pi sqrt (.1/24.5)
= 0.401 seconds