Simple Harmonic Motion
Hello, I need help with the following:
The motion of a spring-mass system is described by the equation y=2sin(pi*t - pi/2) where y is the distance in feet from equilibrium position and t is time in seconds.
a. If the weight is 24 feet from the ceiling in a state of equilibrium, find the starting position of the weight (time=0).
b. Find the position of the mass at 3 seconds.
c. What is the first time the mass will reach equilibrium position?
Hello, thank you very much.
The solution for part a must be 22 feet. Can you explain what the different between the two statements is (the one you assumed and the one given in the text)?
It seems that I have to substract the -2 from the 24feet and I do not understand why.
Can you please help with that.