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Mass on a spring of structure-less body

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Let m be the mass of a structureless body supported by a spring
with a uniform force constant k . Set up the differential equation of motion that determines the displacement of the mass from its equilibrium position
at time t when the intital conditions are x(0) = x0 and x'(0) = 0.

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The net force on the mass is given by Hooke's law: f = -kx, where x is the extension of the spring beyond its equilibrium ...

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