Physics 325 Homework 5 - Physics 325, Fall 2010 Homework...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Physics 325, Fall 2010 Homework Assignment #5 Due Thursday 30 September at 11:15 am 1) [15 points] A mass is connected to four identical springs, each with spring constant k , as shown in the figure below. When the mass is at rest at ( x, y ) = (0 , 0), all four springs are at their relaxed length. The system is then put into motion. At time t = 0, it is observed that the position of the mass is ( x 0 , y 0 ) and the velocity if the mass is ( v 0 x , v 0 y ). Note: 1. Ignore any effects of gravity in this problem. Note: 2. Assume the oscillation is much smaller than the length of the springs. In other words, neglect the fact that the displacement of the springs in the x-direction are affected by the motion of the springs in the y-direction, and vice-versa. a) Determine x ( t ) and y ( t ). For the next two parts, we modify the initial conditions to be as follows: at time t = 0, it is observed that the position of the mass is ( x 0 , y 0 ) and the velocity of the mass is (0 , v 0 y ). b) Is it possible to set
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

Physics 325 Homework 5 - Physics 325, Fall 2010 Homework...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online