(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A weight of mass m is placed on a string. as a result it exerts a force equal to xk that tends to reduce x, where k is the spring constand and x is the distance from the equilibrium position of the spring.

1. Confirm that x = Asin(wt+ f) is indeed a solution of theequation of SHM. (given below)

2. Write down the relationship between k, m, and w^2.

2. Relevant equations

d^2 / dt ^ 2 = -w^2 * x

3. The attempt at a solution

1. Well i got this part by differentiating x = Asin(wt+f) and indeed it is a solution

2.

I have no idea how to do this part...

All i can think of is that at the peaks and troughs of oscillation a is zero so the forces mg and xk must be equal but that doesn't really help me relate them in general

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