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Help with Oscillations

  1. Apr 14, 2009 #1
    the position of the center of the box shown is given by the equation

    x = 5.3 m * cos(20/sec * t)
    (a) What is the position of the box 2 seconds after the oscillations have started?

    (b) What is the amplitude of the box's oscillations?

    (c) What is the period of the box's oscillations?

    (d) What is the box's maximum velocity?

    (e) What is the box's maximum acceleration?

    (f) How long does it take the box to move from -2.65 m to +2.65 m?

    for a, i just plugged in 2 for t and got 4.98...but thats wrong not sure where to go from there
    5.3*cos(20/(1/cos(2)))......sec= 1/cos
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  3. Apr 14, 2009 #2


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    Re: oscillations

    Start with x = A cos (ωt). What is A? What is ω?

    A = 5.3 m, and ω = 20 s-1
  4. Apr 14, 2009 #3
    Re: oscillations

    so x=5.3*cos(20E-1*2)....5.28?
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