d = 4A
Introduction to Oscillations
The conditions that lead to simple harmonic motion are as follows:
Consider a block of mass m attached to a spring with force constant k, as shown in the figure (Figure 1). The spring can be either stretched or compressed. The block slides on a frictionless horizontal surface, as shown. When the spring is relaxed, the block is located at x=0. If the block is pulled to the right a distance A and then released, A will be the amplitude of the resulting oscillations.
Assume that the mechanical energy of the block-spring system remains unchanged in the subsequent motion of the block.
Now assume for the remaining Parts G -J, that the x coordinate of point R is 0.12 m and the t coordinate of point K is 0.0050 s.
What distance d does the object cover during one period of oscillation? Express your answer in meters.
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