Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 13 - Exercises and Problems - Page 240: 71


The answer is below.

Work Step by Step

a) We know that the frequency is directly related to the value of omega, and we know that the value of omega is directly related to the square root of k. Thus, if the frequency is doubled, the spring constant is four times as great. The spring constant is directly related to the energy, so if the spring constant of the first system is four times as great, its energy is four times as great as well. b) We know that acceleration is directly related to the square of omega. Thus, if omega is doubled for the first system, the first system's acceleration will be four times as great.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.