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Howard Fox

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## Homework Statement

If a midpoint of a guitar string executes simple harmonic motion following the form x(t)=Asin(wt+φ), and its angular frequency is ω = 2.76 × 103 s−1 and A=1.60mm. What is then its maximum speed of the string during this motion? And what is the maximum magnitude of the acceleration of the spring?

## Homework Equations

x(t)=Asin(wt+φ)

dx/dt = Aω cos(ωt + φ)

dv/dt = −Aω2 sin(ωt + φ)

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know that the maximum velocity should happen when x=0 and the maximum acceleration is when displacement is greatest, but I am not sure on how to proceed. Should I set the second equation I listed above equal to zero to find the velocity and the third equation equal to 1.60mm to find the acceleration?

Thank you for your help.