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Period of Motion

  1. Jun 14, 2016 #1
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    The movement of a particular piston of mass 0.85kg may be modeled with a simple harmonic. Given that its acceleration is 8m/s when 10cm from the mid position. Find the period of the motion??

    I found velocity to = 1.26m/s, but im not even sure if i need to calculate the velocity.
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2016 #2
    a=-(2πf)2x

    We have a (= 8 m/s)
    We know 2π (constant)
    And we know x (= 10cm)

    Rearrange to find f.

    Period = 1/f
     
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