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October 30, 2014

October 30, 2014

Posted by **Michelle** on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:28am.

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?

x= A/3

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 = ?

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