Simple Harmonic Motion of an ideal spring

  • Thread starter Jtappan
  • Start date
  • #1
96
0

Homework Statement



An ideal spring has a spring constant k = 29 N/m. The spring is suspended vertically. A 1.4 kg body is attached to the unstretched spring and released. It then performs oscillations.
(a) What is the magnitude of the acceleration of the body when the extension of the spring is a maximum?
____ m/s2
(b) What is the maximum extension of the spring?
____ m

Homework Equations



a[tex]_{m}[/tex]=[tex]\frac{k}{m}[/tex]A

The Attempt at a Solution



I dont know how to start this problem. Any help?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Kurdt
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
4,812
6
What are the forces acting on the mass. To work out what the acceleration is you need to find the net force at the maximum extension.
 

Related Threads on Simple Harmonic Motion of an ideal spring

Replies
53
Views
4K
Replies
5
Views
2K
Replies
3
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
32
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
7
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
5K
Replies
4
Views
5K
Replies
9
Views
11K
Top