Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 8 years ago

How do i find the velocity of an object oscillating at a certain time?

The velocity of an object in simple harmonic motion is given by v(t)= -(2.98m/s)sin(19.0t + 2.00π), where t is in seconds. What is the first time after t=0.00 s at which the velocity is -0.217m/s?

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  • 8 years ago
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    -0.217m/s = -2.98m/s * sin(19t + 2π)

    sin(19t + 2π) = 0.073

    19t + 2π = arcsin(0.073) = 0.073 rads

    We can drop the 2π from the LHS, since

    sin(Θ + 2π) = sinΘ, so

    19t = 0.073 rads

    t = 0.003836 s

    Check: v(t) = -2.98m/s * sin(19*0.003836 + 2π) = -0.217 m/s √

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    8 years ago

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