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    A 10-g particle is undergoing simple harmonic motion with an amplitude of 2.0 x 10^-3 m and a maximum acceleration of magnitude 8.0 x 10^-3 m/s^2. The phase angle is -pi/3 rad.
    a) Write and equation for the force on the particle as a function of time.
    b) What is the period of the motion?
    c) What is the maximum speed of the particle?
    d) What is the total mechanical energy of this simple harmonic oscillator?

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    This solution provides step-by-step calculations for various question involving a simple harmonic oscillator involving concepts such as force, period of motion, speed of particle, and total mechanical energy.