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a mass m=52g is suspended from a spring with a spring constant k=3.5N/m

determine the force acting on the mass when it is diplsaced 7cm from its equilibrium position. if the mass is then released , what is the period of oscillation? what is the frequency?

2) Mary observes damped oscillations of glider on an air track. she observed that the amplitude decreased to 50% of its original value after 10 seconds . what is the decay constant for the motion of the glider?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    F = K*X = 3.5 N.m * 0.07 m

    T = 2pi*sqrt( m / K ) = 6.28 * sqrt ( 0.052 / 3.5 )

    f = 1 / T

    there are several half-life equations

    but

    you are probably using this equation

    N(t) = N(o) e^{-lambda * t)

    N(t) / N(o) = e^( - lambda * t)

    ln( N(t) / N(o) ) = - lambda * t

    lambda = -t * ln( N(t) / N(o) )

    N(t)= 0.5 , N(o) = 1 , t= 10 s

    solve for lambda

    a short way

    you are actually given the half-life of the oscillation

    lambda = 0.693 / t(half) = 0.693 / 10 s

  • 1 decade ago

    We're not helping you because

    a.) Why would anyone want to do your homework for you? and

    b.) You're pushy by putting the word "urgent" in the title 50 times.

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