# An oscillator consists of a block attached to a spring (k = 125N/m). At some time t, the position...

## Question:

An oscillator consists of a block attached to a spring (k = 125N/m). At some time t, the position (measured from the system's equilibrium location), velocity, and acceleration of the block are x = 0.580 m, v = -14.7 m/s, and a = -135 {eq}\rm m/s^2 {/eq}. Calculate the mass of the block.

## Spring Constant:

The spring constant can be defined as the parameter that is used to measure the stiffness of the spring. The higher the value of stiffness of the spring means the spring is more difficult to stretch. The unit for spring constant is {eq}{\rm{N/m}} {/eq}.

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Given Data

• The spring constant is {eq}k = 125\;{\rm{N/m}} {/eq}.
• The position of the system from the equilibrium position is {eq}x =... Hooke's Law & the Spring Constant: Definition & Equation

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Chapter 4 / Lesson 19
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After watching this video, you will be able to explain what Hooke's Law is and use the equation for Hooke's Law to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.