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Unformatted text preview: =0. At t=0, the
mass is at x= 0 cm.
(a) Write an expression for the position x(t) of this mass as a function of time, giving
numerical values for all constants.
(b) For at least two periods of the motion, draw the following graphs, with each new graph
below the previous one, using the same time scale in all of the graphs. Label the axes
(i) x vs t (position versus time).
Physics 2214, Spring 2011 1 Cornell University (ii)
(vi) vx vs t (velocity versus time).
ax vs t (acceleration versus time).
K vs t (kinetic energy versus time).
U vs t (spring potential energy versus time).
Emech vs t (total mechanical energy = U + K versus time). 3. Ground motion in earthquakes.
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