Mechanical energy of a SHM oscilator:
At t = 0, x = 0.200 m and v = -4.00 m/s
A 2.00-kg, frictionless block is attached to an ideal spring with force constant 300 N/m. At t = 0 the block has velocity -4.00 m/s and displacement +0.200 m.
Find (a) the amplitude and (b) the phase angle
Write an equation for the position as a function of time. Assume x(t) in meters and t in seconds.
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