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Homework Help: Simple harmonic motion

  1. Jun 3, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    How could you double the maximum speed of a SHO?

    2. Relevant equations

    v_max = sqrt{k/m}A

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The speed is at its maximum when it's period is complete and is passing through its equilibrium point. k and m can be kept at the same. BUt if we double the value of A, then v_max should also be doubled as well.

    Is this right?
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  3. Jun 3, 2007 #2

    Doc Al

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    Staff: Mentor

    You are correct--double the amplitude and you double the max speed.
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