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Homework Help: Kinetic Energy relative to total energy in SHM

  1. Sep 15, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    (a) When the displacement in SHM is one-half the amplitude A, what fraction of the total energy is kinetic energy? What fraction is potential?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I tried finding a ratio of KE/t, where t=KE+PE and PE/t but I got answers that didn't quite make sense how am I going about this the right way? As always thanks for the help
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  3. Sep 15, 2011 #2


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    Your statement doesn't actually say how you are going about it?
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