Unformatted text preview: spring has a 1200N/m spring constant. The astronaut sits in the chair which then set into vibrational motion. The amplitude of vibration is measured to be 0.50 m, and the speed of the chair as it passes through equilibrium is 2.0 m/s. Using these data, find the combined mass of the chair and person. (You could then subtract the mass of the chair and determine the mass of the astronaut.) 9. Devise another method to determine the mass of the astronaut described in the previous question. You know the spring constant of the springseat system (1200 N/m) and the mass of the vibrating seat on which she sits. You also have a stopwatch. Describe the method you will use, and give a sample calculation, inserting realistic values for any quantities that you don’t have values for....
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2009 for the course PHYS 1101 taught by Professor Richardson, b during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.
 Fall '08
 RICHARDSON, B
 Physics, Acceleration, Force, Work

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