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Horizontal spring constant

  1. Jun 8, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Consider a 2.5kg mass oscillating at the end of a spring, with the frequency of 1.0Hz. The motion of the mass extends through 0.04m.


    2. Relevant equations
    Determine the spring constant-




    3. The attempt at a solution

    I can't find the right equation to set up this problem appropriately. The closest thing I could muster up was:

    period=t= 2pi[tex]\sqrt{}[/tex]m/k
    1=2pi[tex]\sqrt{}[/tex](2.5/k)
    (1/2pi)=[tex]\sqrt{}[/tex](2.5/k)
    (0.1592)(0.1592)=2.5/k
    0.02533=k2.5
    =98.6971(n/m)

    -I'll bet good money I applied that equation wrong.
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2010 #2

    rock.freak667

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    That looks correct me.
     
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