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Problem: A small block is attached to an ideal spring and is moving in SHM on a horizontal, frictionless surface. The amplitude of the motion is 0.300m and the period is 3.39 s.Part A. What is the acceleration of the block when x = 0.160 m? Express your answer with the appropriate units.Part B. What is the speed of the block when x = 0.160 m? Express your answer with the appropriate units

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Angular frequency:

ω=2πT, where T is period. 

Acceleration:

a=-ω2x

Speed:

v=ωA2-x2

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A small block is attached to an ideal spring and is moving in SHM on a horizontal, frictionless surface. The amplitude of the motion is 0.300m and the period is 3.39 s.

Part A. What is the acceleration of the block when x = 0.160 m? Express your answer with the appropriate units.

Part B. What is the speed of the block when x = 0.160 m? Express your answer with the appropriate units

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