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Homework Help: HELP PLESE Simple Harmonic Motion

  1. Apr 13, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A mass on a spring undergoes simple harmonic motion with amplitude A.
    a) In a time equal to three periods, what is the magnitude of the displacement of the mass?
    b) In a time equal to three periods, what actual distance did it travel?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Apr 13, 2009 #2


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    and your attempt is where?

    Start with the equation for simple harmonic motion.
  4. Apr 13, 2009 #3
    So for a time equal to 3 periods...[tex]\omega[/tex]=2[tex]\pi[/tex]/3=2.09

    so T=2[tex]\pi[/tex]/2.09=3.01s

    Please help I'm so lost :(
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2009
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