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    Simple Harmonic Motion: A mass attached to a spring oscillates with a period of 3.15 s.

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    A mass attached to a spring oscillates with a period of 3.15 s.

    (a) If the mass starts from rest at x = 0.044m and time t = 0, where is it at time t = 6.37 s?
    (b) Is the mass moving in the positive or negative x direction at t = 6.37 s? Explain

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    6.37/3.15 = 2.02222 thus the value for the cos arguement is just over ...

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