Problem 16.3: A ball attached to a spring: velocity vs. time graph
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A 1-kg 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 velocity of the ball in the x direction as a function of time.
- Write down the equation for vx(t).
- What is the total mechanical energy of the system?