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Problem: A simple harmonic oscillator consists of a mass on a horizontal spring, oscillating with an amplitude A and negligible friction. What is the distance of the mass to the equilibrium position (x = 0) at the instant when the kinetic and potential energies are equal? i. 0 ii. A iii. A/√ 2 iv. A/2

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A simple harmonic oscillator consists of a mass on a horizontal spring, oscillating with an amplitude A and negligible friction. What is the distance of the mass to the equilibrium position (x = 0) at the instant when the kinetic and potential energies are equal?

i. 0

ii. A

iii. A/√ 2

iv. A/2

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