posted by Michelle on .
Can someone check my answers for two and help me with the third?
1) A mass m at the end of a spring of spring constant k is undergoing simple harmonic oscillations with amplitude A.
Part (a) At what positive value of displacement x in terms of A is the potential energy 1/9 of the total mechanical energy?
Part (b) What fraction of the total mechanical energy is kinetic if the displacement is 1/2 the amplitude?
KE fraction= (3/4)
Part (c) By what factor does the maximum kinetic energy change if the amplitude is increased by a factor of 3?
KE'max / KEmax = ?