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Unformatted text preview: equilibrium position. 4) An astronaut can be placed between two springs and constrained to move from right to left (linear motion) along the longitudinal axes of the springs. The mass will undergo a round trip from its rest position to a new position when the mass assembly is released uninterrupted by any other forces of friction. It will go back and forth in a period, the time required to complete one round trip of the motion. Once the period of the oscillation is measured by a timer, the astronaut's mass can be calculated by t= 2 π m/k or another words mass= kt/2 π....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PHY 102M taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08