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Problem 16.2: A ball attached to a spring: position vs. time graph
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A ball on an air track is attached to a compressed spring as shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Restart.
- Determine which graph properly shows the position of the ball as a function of time.
- Determine the frequency and period of the motion.
- Write down the equation for x(t).
- If the mass of the ball is 2 kg, what is the spring constant?