Finding amplitude

  • #1

Homework Statement


what is the amplitude of the motion v=-6.54sin(20.1t) (mks units)
angular frequency=20.1

Homework Equations


v=wAcoswt


The Attempt at a Solution


I think the wavelength is 6.54 since 20.1 is the frequency. v =6.2 m/s. I am missing time.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
update: i used T=1/f to find time, divided by four because thats when the displacement will be maximum plugged all this in and got .32, the correct answer I know is .33. I didn't round to the end so I feel like this is luck and not the correct way, am i making this too difficult?
 
  • #3
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update: i used T=1/f to find time, divided by four because thats when the displacement will be maximum plugged all this in and got .32, the correct answer I know is .33. I didn't round to the end so I feel like this is luck and not the correct way, am i making this too difficult?

If you know v is in the form v=-ωAsin(ωt) = -6.54sin(20.1t), then shouldn't ωA=6.54 and you know ω=20.1
 
  • #4
You are correct. I thought v=-6.54sin(20.1t) was a form of v=λf and I couldn't figure out where the sin and t came from. Thank you for helping me with a stupid mistake.
 

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