ExampleProblemsCh4.5-Ch4endWithSolutions - Example Problems...

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1. A 5 kg object is attached to a spring with spring (force) constant 160 N/m so that the object is allowed to move on a horizontal frictionless surface. The object is released from rest when the spring is compressed 0.3 m. Find the acceleration in m/s/s at that instant. The equation of motion is F=ma=-kx In the problem x=-0.3 m (spring is compressed (-x direction) by 0.3 m) Solve for a=-kx/m=(-160)(-0.3)/(5)=9.6 N (+ means in the +x direction) 2. Suppose you have a mass m hanging from a spring of spring constant k. The displacement is x and time is t. In addition to the force exerted by the spring, you also have the force of gravity. Neglecting any friction, what is the equation of motion for the mass? What is the solution to the equation of motion? 3. Suppose you have a simple mass spring system. The mass is m=4 and the spring obeys Hooke's law and has a spring constant k=2. Ignore any effects of friction or gravity. Suppose the initial displacement is x=3 and the initial velocity v=0. What is the change in velocity after a small time step of 0.01 seconds? v=a
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2010 for the course PHYS 1A PHYS 1A taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '10 term at UCSD.

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