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Problem: A mass is oscillating with amplitude A at the end of a vertical spring of spring constant k.Part (a) The mass is increased by a factor of four, keeping A and k constant. What is true about the maximum speed?Part (b) The amplitude is doubled, keeping mass and k constant. What is true about the period?

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Part (a)

 Maximum speed is obtained as:

12mv2=12kA2v2=kA2mv=kA2m

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A mass is oscillating with amplitude A at the end of a vertical spring of spring constant k.

Part (a) The mass is increased by a factor of four, keeping A and k constant. What is true about the maximum speed?

Part (b) The amplitude is doubled, keeping mass and k constant. What is true about the period?

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