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Problem: The position of a simple harmonic oscillator is given by x(t) = (0.50m)cos(π/3 t) where t is in seconds. 1. What is the period of the oscillator? 2. What is the amplitude? 3. What is the maximum velocity?

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The general solution of the motion of a particle undergoing SHM is 

x(t)=Acos(ωt) where A is the amplitude

Angular frequency:

ω=2πf=2πT

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The position of a simple harmonic oscillator is given by x(t) = (0.50m)cos(π/3 t) where t is in seconds. 

1. What is the period of the oscillator? 

2. What is the amplitude? 

3. What is the maximum velocity?

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