Problem 2.12: Two springs are attached to the ends of a cart that is on a cart track
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Two springs are attached to the ends of a cart that is on a cart track. If the cart is pulled back and released, it will move back and forth as shown in the animation. The graph shows the acceleration of the cart as a function of time (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Restart.
- At what time(s) is the acceleration of the cart equal to zero?
- Where is the acceleration a maximum? A minimum?
- What is the area under the graph for the interval from t = 0.5 s to t = 1.0 s?
Problem authored by Aaron Titus.