Intro to Simple Harmonic Motion (Horizontal Springs) Video Lessons

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# Problem: A block oscillating on a spring has period T = 2.0sa) What is the period if the block's mass is doubled? Explain.b) What is the period if the value of the spring constant is quadrupled?c) What is the period if the oscillation amplitude is doubled while m and k are unchanged?

###### FREE Expert Solution

Period:

$\overline{){\mathbf{T}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{2}}{\mathbf{\pi }}\sqrt{\frac{\mathbf{m}}{\mathbf{k}}}}$

a)

If the mass is doubled, T is given as:

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###### Problem Details

A block oscillating on a spring has period T = 2.0s

a) What is the period if the block's mass is doubled? Explain.

b) What is the period if the value of the spring constant is quadrupled?

c) What is the period if the oscillation amplitude is doubled while m and k are unchanged?