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Homework Help: Simple Harmonic Oscillator

  1. Apr 18, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A simple harmonic oscillator has amplitude 0.49 m and period 3.7 sec.
    What is the maximum acceleration?


    2. Relevant equations
    a(max)=Aw^2
    w=angular frequency
    Vmax=Aw
    w= angular frequency


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I attempted to divide the Amplitude (.49m) by the time (3.7 sec) in order to find the maximum velocity. Plugging this value (.132432m/s) into the maximum velocity equation (Vmax=Aw) to solve for w I got a value of .27027027 which I plugged into the maximum acceleration equation to get a value of .035792549. Which was wrong
     
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  3. Apr 18, 2010 #2
    w =2π/T
    T:period.
    i think you can find w with this equation.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2010 #3
    That worked, thank you very much
     
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