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Problem: The position of a mass oscillating on a spring is given by x = ( 3.6 cm) cos[2πt/(0.67s)].A. What is the period of this motion?T=? sB. What is the first time the mass is at the position x = 0?t=? s

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For a harmonic motion, the displacement equation is:

x=Acos(2πTt)

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The position of a mass oscillating on a spring is given by x = ( 3.6 cm) cos[2πt/(0.67s)].


A. What is the period of this motion?

T=? s

B. What is the first time the mass is at the position x = 0?

t=? s

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