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Homework Help: Does this physics homework problem make sense?

  1. Dec 9, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A 0.85kg mass oscillating on a spring w/ spring constant of 45 N/m. How do i determine angular frequency?
    A 0.85kg mass oscillating on a spring w/ spring constant of 45 N/m. This object reaches a maximum position of 12 cm from equilibrium. Determine:
    a.) angular frequency of this mass
    b.) force
    c.) acceleration
    d.) elastic potentional energy
    e.) kinetic energy
    Determine:
    f.) velocity that it experiences at its maximum position.
    Determine:
    g.) force
    h.) acceleration
    i.) potential elastic energy
    j.) kinetic energy
    k.) velocity that it experiences at the equilibrium position.


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    okay so i got parts a through e, but for g through j... didnt i already answer those in b through e?
     
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  3. Dec 9, 2008 #2

    alphysicist

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    Hi livblue23,

    I could be wrong (having the word Determine appear right before f is a bit confusing), but do they mean to evaluate b-f at the maximum position, and g-k at the equilibrium position?
     
  4. Dec 9, 2008 #3

    rl.bhat

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    There are two statements in the problem. a to e is related to the first statement. The rest for second statement. Try.
     
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