A mass on a spring with a constant of 3.76 N/m vibrates, with its position given by the equation x = (4.55 cm) cos(3.70t rad/s). During the first cycle, for 0<t<1.70 s, when is the potential energy of the system changing most rapidly into kinetic energy? There are two solutions, enter both with the smaller one first.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

B)What is the maximum rate of energy transformation?

I have taken the square of the function given, then i have found the derivate of the sqaured function. I then set the derivate equal to zero in order to find my max and min but i get the wrong answer.

As for b i have no clue where to even start

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# Homework Help: SHM mass on a spring Problem

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