Problem 16.4: A ball attached to a spring: simple harmonic motion

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A ball on an air track is attached to a compressed spring as shown in the animations (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Restart. Each of the five graphs CORRECTLY shows a different property of the motion of the ball. Determine whether the red ball undergoes simple harmonic motion, and state which graph(s) tell you this.


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