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## Homework Statement

Have to find frequency, given the amplitude, velocity, and mass.

I don't have numbers as it was off an exam I just took. Guessing it was v=5 m/s; A=10m; and m=3kg.

## Homework Equations

I was thinking of taking the derivative of the SHM eq x(t) = Asin(wt) but then I wasn't sure if I could calculate the spring constant with F = -K(xo - xf).

## The Attempt at a Solution

My attempt was guessing, but if we threw in numbers, A=10m, v=5m/s, m=3kg...

x(t) = A * sin(wt)

w = 2 * PI * f

x(t) = A * sin(2 * PI * f * t)

v(t) = 2 * PI * f * A * cos(2 * PI * f * t)

t = 0

5 = 2 * PI * f * 10 * cos(2 * PI * f * 0)

5 = 2 * PI * f * 10 * 1

5 = 20 * PI * f

5 / (20 * PI) = f

f = 0.0795Hz

or..

F=-K(x-xo)

F = 3*9.8 = 29.4

x = 10

xo = 0

K = 2.94 N/m

f = (1 /( 2 * PI )) * sqrt( k / m)

f = 0.159 * sqrt (2.94 / 3 )

f = 0.1576 Hz

Would love to know the correct way to do this, as I'm confused..