Explanation of formula T = 2pi sqrt(m/k)

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1. Feb 26, 2016

jackrc11

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
This formula we've been using recently, I don't understand where it comes from.

2. Relevant equations
T = 2pi * sqrt(m/k)

3. The attempt at a solution
Hooke's law: F = -kx
E(total) = .5mv^2 + .5kx^2
Circumference of a Circle: C = 2 * pi * r

I figure these piece together, but I don't understand how.

2. Feb 26, 2016

Biker

You have to derive the equation for acceleration from a graphs of Shm. Look at them and try to get an equation for acceleration.

Last edited: Feb 26, 2016