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Problem: An object of mass m is attached to a spring having force constant k. The object oscillates with simple harmonic motion. Its maximum displacement from equilibrium is A. What is the total mechanical energy of the spring/mass system when the object is located at x = +A

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The mechanical energy of a spring system undergoing simple harmonic motion:

E=K+U

Potential energy:

U = 12kx2

Kinetic energy:

K=12mvx2

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An object of mass m is attached to a spring having force constant k. The object oscillates with simple harmonic motion. Its maximum displacement from equilibrium is A. What is the total mechanical energy of the spring/mass system when the object is located at x = +A

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