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Problem: Consider the block in the process of oscillating.If the kinetic energy of the block is increasing, the block must bea) at the equilibrium position.b) at the amplitude displacementc) moving to the right.d) moving to the left.e) moving away from equilibrium.f) moving toward equilibrium.

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The kinetic energy of an oscillating object is zero at maximum displacement. The kinetic energy will increase to a maximum value at the equilibrium position. After passing the equilibrium position, the kinetic energy will decrease to zero at maximum displacement on the opposite side.  

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Consider the block in the process of oscillating.

If the kinetic energy of the block is increasing, the block must be

a) at the equilibrium position.

b) at the amplitude displacement

c) moving to the right.

d) moving to the left.

e) moving away from equilibrium.

f) moving toward equilibrium.

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