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Periodic Motion

A question pertaining to forced oscillations

A 2.00 kg object attached to a spring moves without friction and is driven by an external force given by: F = (3.00N) sin(2t) If the force constant of the spring is 20.0N/m, determine a) the period b) the amplitude of the motion.

Wave Direction and Wind

On a rather cold and rainy day we observed that the wind was blowing from the NE and the waves were traveling in all directions. Why would this be?


A particle of unit mass moving on the x axis has equation of motion (FUNCTION1) and the initial conditions are (FUNCTION2). show that (FUNCTION3) and deduce that the motion is an oscillation between x=1 and x=3 with period (FUNCTION4). By making the substitution (FUNCTION5) or otherwise show that (FUNCTION6). (PLEASE SEE ATTA

Finding the Spring Constant

A 10-cm-long spring is attached to the ceiling. When a 2.0 kg mass is hung from it, the spring stretches to a length of 15 cm. (a) What is the spring constant k? (b) How long is the spring when a 3.0 kg mass is suspended from it?

Physics: Spring Scale Question

A 6.30 kg mass hanging from a spring scale is slowly lowered onto a vertical spring, as shown in the figure (*please see attachment) A. What does the spring scale read just before the mass touches the lower spring? B. The scale reads 16.0 N when the lower spring has been compressed by 2.70 cm. What is the value of the spring

Inductor and capacitor in a series or parallel

Hi. Can someone please help me with this conceptual question? An inductor and a capacitor are to be connected to a generator. Will the generator supply more current at a low frequency if the inductor and capacitor are connected in series or in parallel? Thank you.

Practice on sinusoidal wave

I am given a V peak of 3.98v, and a V trough of 1.49v. I found the Amplitude to be 2.49. I am now asked to find V e = V rms and I am not sure what is being asked or how to do the problem.

Finding parameters of a wave

Find the amplitude, period and the phase and then sketch (i) f(x) = 2 cos x + Pi (ii) f(x) = 2 sin (2x+ (Pi/2))

Finding angle and magnitude

In an assembly operation, a robot moves an object first straight upwards and then to the east, around an arc forming on quarter of a circle of radius 4.80 that lies in an east-west vertical plane. The robot then moves the object upward and to the north, through a quarter of a circle of radius 3.70 cm that lies in a north south

Mass and spring properties when in simple harmonic motion.

A mass sits on a frictionless table. It is attached to a wall by a spring. The mass is initially located at x = 0 when the spring is unstretched (equilibrium position). You pull the mass away from the equilibrium position, out to x = A, and then release it. The mass then oscillates horizontally back and forth in simple harmonic