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    [SOLVED] Harmonic motion

    A mass oscillating on the bottom of a spring can be modeled as harmonic motion. If the weight is displaced a maximum of 5 cm find the modeling equation if it takes 2 seconds to complete one cycle

    I want to find w

    w/2pi=frequency

    I am told the the frequency is 1/2, why is it 1/2, and how do I know that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by algebraisabeast View Post
    A mass oscillating on the bottom of a spring can be modeled as harmonic motion. If the weight is displaced a maximum of 5 cm find the modeling equation if it takes 2 seconds to complete one cycle

    I want to find w

    w/2pi=frequency

    I am told the the frequency is 1/2, why is it 1/2, and how do I know that?
    \omega = \frac{2\pi}{T} = 2\pi \cdot f

    frequency is the reciprocal of period.
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