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

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Chapter 14 - Oscillations - Exercises and Problems - Page 403: 36


$t = 0.096~s$

Work Step by Step

We can write an expression for the total energy in the system. $E = \frac{1}{2}kA^2$ If the kinetic energy is twice the potential energy, then $K = \frac{2E}{3}$ and $U_s = \frac{E}{3}$. We can find and expression for $x$ when $U_s = \frac{E}{3}$. $U_s = \frac{E}{3}$ $\frac{1}{2}kx^2 = \frac{\frac{1}{2}kA^2}{3}$ $x^2 = \frac{A^2}{3}$ $x = \sqrt{\frac{1}{3}}~A$ We can find the time $t$ when $x = \sqrt{\frac{1}{3}}~A$: $x(t) = A~cos(10t)$ $\sqrt{\frac{1}{3}}~A = A~cos(10t)$ $cos(10t) = \sqrt{\frac{1}{3}}$ $t = \frac{arccos(\sqrt{\frac{1}{3}})}{10}$ $t = 0.096~s$
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