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Homework Help: Does Amplitude Affect Period?

  1. Nov 22, 2006 #1
    Here is a quick question, and it would be nice if you someone could answer yes or no. I need it to do a problem because I am unsure whether it is. The question is:

    Does amplitude affect the period of oscillation of a spring in simple harmonic motion?

    I think no because of the equation: T = 2(pi)*(m/k)^(0.5) There is no amplitude in that equation, which determines period.

    Last edited: Nov 22, 2006
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 22, 2006 #2
    Well.. I Actually did this today in class. The equation you have is right, and that's what I have in my notes. So, I believe you are right, and the answer is no. :)
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