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Exploration 5.4: Circular Motion and a Spring Force
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A 1-kg mass is attached to the end of a spring of spring constant k = 10 N/m and natural length l0 = 5 m (position is shown in meters and time is shown in seconds). You are to set the spring in motion by setting its initial position (x0, 0) and its initial velocity (0, v0y). Restart.
- Find the v0y needed for circular motion at a radius of 10 m (the red circle).
- Determine the period of such a motion.