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What is the resulting period of the oscillation?

  1. Nov 30, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A 0.16-kg mass is hanging from a spring with spring constant 14 N/m. Then the mass is displaced from the equilibrium by 2.9 cm and let go.

    2. Relevant equations

    the period is the time for a one full cycle so the equation would be T= 2∏sqrtm/k

    3. The attempt at a solution

    here's what I did I 2∏sqrt0.029m/14N/m

    T=0.286s

    I felt like that was to simple to solve especially in physics, what is the proper way of solving this equation?
     
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  3. Nov 30, 2013 #2

    Doc Al

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    The same error as in the other problem you posted. 'm' is the mass, not the displacement.
     
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