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SHM Platform

  1. Sep 17, 2008 #1
    Hey all,

    I trying to get somewhere with the following problem and am not having much luck. Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated! I found that the block leaves the platform at y=2.5 cm though.

    A platform is in SHM in the vertical direction with an amplitude of 5cm and freq. of 10/pi vibrations/sec. A block is put on the platform at the lowest point of its path. How far will the block rise above the highest point reached by the platform?


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  3. Sep 17, 2008 #2

    Doc Al

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    Once the block leaves the platform, it's a free projectile. What's its speed when it leaves the leaves the platform?
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