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

Prove that the maximum speed (Vmax) of a mass on a spring is given by 2(Pi)fA

f = period

A = Amplitude (compression)

2. Relevant equations

Ek = 1/2mv^2

Et = Ek + Ee

3. The attempt at a solution

So from what I understand, Velocity is maximum when total energy is equal to kinetic energy at the point of equilibrium... this confuses me because if velocity is max at point x=0 then A would also=0 and therefore mess up the question... I am missing something... any insight is appreciated.

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