A small bock that has a mass equal to M rest on a piston that is vibrating vertically with simply harmonic motion described by the formula y = Asin(wt)
a) Show that the block will leave the piston if w2A > g.
b) If w2A = 3g and A = 15 cm, at what time will the block leave the piston?
F = m*a (maybe...)
The Attempt at a Solution
The only thing I did was find that the equation for the acceleration is,
a = -w2Asin(wt)