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Homework Help: Maximum Speed of a Mass on a Spring

  1. Sep 21, 2006 #1
    How can I prove that the maximum speed (Vmax) of a mass on a spring is given by 2(pi)fA?

    f= frequency
    A= amplitude
    pi= pi (3.14)

    How can I do this?
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  3. Sep 21, 2006 #2


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    Write the equation of motion for the mass attached to a spring. Now, do you remember from calculus how to find the maximum of that equation?
  4. Sep 21, 2006 #3
    I am so not a math buff. I do not even have my grade 11U Math. I am wokring through my math this semester. hehe. So, I have, in this physics course, come inot some difficulties. You know? Is the equation of motion for a mass attached to a spring Fx = kx?
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