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Maximum acceleration of a dot on a slinky?

  1. Dec 28, 2009 #1
    A dot (representing vibration) on a slinky exhibits simple harmonic motion as the longitudinal wave passes. The wave has an amplitude of 5,4 * 10^-3 m and a frquency of 4,0 Hz. Find the maximum acceleration of the dot.

    Please could you explain what equations to use and how to answer in detail. This would be much appreciated as I am just starting this subject
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
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  3. Dec 28, 2009 #2
    Since you are studying simple harmonic motion, could you give the equation that describes the position of your dot along a straight line through time? The one that has sine in it?
     
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