1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Block on piston undergoing simple harmonic motion

  1. Nov 30, 2004 #1
    A block rides on a piston that is moving vertically with simple harmonic motion. if the shm has period 1 s at what amplitude of maotion will the block and piston seperate?

    T= 1 / f
    1= 1 / f

    x= x cos (wt+0)

    x= x cos( 2 * pi * 1 + 0)

    where can i go from here???
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 30, 2004 #2
    the 0's represents thi. Please Help???
  4. Nov 30, 2004 #3

    Tom Mattson

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    OK, answer me these questions and we'll work from there.

    1. What is the maximum acceleration, in terms of the amplitude?
    2. What is the maximum acceleration at which the block can move downwards? Keep in mind that the block is not attached to the piston.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?