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# A) A mass on a spring vibrates in simple harmonic motion at a frequency of 4.0...

A) A mass on a spring vibrates in simple harmonic motion at a frequency of 4.0 Hz and an amplitude of 8.0 cm. If a timer is started when its displacement from equilibrium is a maximum (hence x = 8 cm when t = 0), what is the displacement of the mass when t = 3.7 s?

B) A mass of 4.0 kg, resting on a horizontal, frictionless surface, is attached on the right to a horizontal spring with spring constant 30 N/m and on the left to a horizontal spring with spring constant 50 N/m. If this system is moved from equilibrium, what is the effective spring constant?

C) A mass of 0.40 kg, attached to a spring with a spring constant of 80 N/m, is set into simple harmonic motion. What is the magnitude of the acceleration of the mass when at its maximum displacement of 0.050 m from the equilibrium position?

D) A pendulum on the Earth has a period T. The acceleration due to gravity on Mars is less than that on the Earth, and the acceleration due to gravity on the Moon is even less. Where would the period of an identical pendulum be the least?

E)  When an object is moving in simple harmonic motion, which of the following is at a minimum when the displacement from equilibrium is zero?