Suppose that it takes 0.6 seconds for a mass on a spring to move from its highest position to its lowest position. What is the period of the spring?


Answer 1

The period of the spring, to move from its highest position to back to the highest position, is 1.2 seconds.

What is the period of the spring?

The time period of the spring is used in spring mass system to find the oscillation of a system who perform simple harmonic motion.

The time period of the spring can be calculated with the following formula.

Here, (m) is the mass of the spring and (k) is the spring constant.

The time period for a mass on a spring to move from its highest position to its lowest position is 0.6 seconds.

For a full motion of oscillation, the spring should move from its highest position and return back to the highest potion.

Therefore, the time period  of the spring is twice the time period for a mass on a spring to move from its highest position to its lowest position.

Hence, time period of spring is,

Hence, the period of the spring, to move from its highest position to back to the highest position, is 1.2 seconds.

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Answer 2
Answer: The mass on the spring is bouncing. 

We would call it a wave-like motion, except that it all stays in the same place.  But, just like a wave, moving from the highest position to the lowest position
is one-half of a full wiggle. 

(The other half consists of moving from the lowest position back up to the
highest position, where it started from. 

So, half of the wave-like motion takes 0.6 seconds. 

A full cycle of the wave motion ... the actual period of the bounce,
is double that much time . . .
                                                   1.2 seconds.

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Displacement: 6,7 km


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As we know by force balance

now we have

now we know that spring constant is inversely depends on the length of the spring

So when length of the spring is half then the spring constant is doubled

so we will have

now we have

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