Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 14 - Oscillations - Exercises and Problems: 29

Answer

$k = 250~N/m$

Work Step by Step

We can find the effective spring constant of the musculature that holds the eyeball in its socket as: $f = \frac{1}{2\pi}\sqrt{\frac{k}{m}}$ $k = f^2~(2\pi)^2~m$ $k = (29~Hz)^2~(2\pi)^2~(0.0075~kg)$ $k = 250~N/m$
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