The potential energy of a simple harmonic oscillator:
E = KE + U
U = E - KE = E - 3/4E = 1/4E
An object of mass m attached to a spring of force constant K oscillates with simple harmonic motion. The maximum displacement from equilibrium is A and the total mechanical energy of the system is E.
What is the system's potential energy when its kinetic energy is equal to 3/4E?
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