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A 1.65 kg mass stretches a vertical spring 0.290 m. If the spring is stretched an additional...

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A 1.65 kg mass stretches a vertical spring 0.290 m. If the spring is stretched an additional 0.130 m and released, how long does it take to reach the (new) equilibrium position again?

Spring Constant:

The term spring constant in physics can be defined as the ratio of the force exerted on the spring to the per-unit compression or expansion. The measurable unit for the spring constant is in Newton per meter.

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Given data:

  • The mass is {eq}m = 1.65\,{\rm{kg}} {/eq}
  • The spring stretches is {eq}x = 0.290\,{\rm{m}} {/eq}


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