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    Spring Constant and Oscillatory Motion

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    A 5.0 kg block hangs from a spring with spring constant 2000 N/m. The block is pulled down 5.0 cm from the equilibrium position and given an initial velocity of 1.0 m/s back toward equilibrium. What are (a) the frequency, (b) amplitude, (c) phase constant and (d) the total mechanical energy of the motion (e) write the equation for position, x of the oscillator

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    This in-depth solution shows step-by-step calculations and clear explanations to determine the frequency of a simple harmonic oscillator, displacement of the block, the total mechanical energy and the equation for the position x of the oscillator. All equations are shown with full workings.