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A mass m=5.2 kg is attached to the end of a spring with a spring constant of k=15.6 N/m. The mass moves through a viscous damping medium with a damping constant b=1.8 kg/s giving a velocity dependent damping force Fdamp= bv.
The motion occurs in zero gravity so set the force of gravity to ZERO in your program. Also set the equilibrium position L0=0. The mass is initially motionless and displaced from equilibrium by a distance yinitial=0.2 m.
What is the energy of the springmass system at the initial position of the mass? (the springmass system does not include the damping medium)

Damon
It is NOT MOVING (This is a trick question)
total energy = (1/2) k x^2
= (1/2)(15.6)(.04)
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