Simple Harmonic Motion Problem 8.7.1

 

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Description

A  ball on an air track is attached to a compressed  spring  as shown in the animation (position is in meters measured from equilibrium and time is in seconds). 

Question

Determine which graph properly shows the position of the ball as a function of time. 

Answer

Animation 1.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 11-2, Giancoli-SE: 14-2.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian.

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