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Problem 29 Medium Difficulty

A 0.500-kg glider, attached to the end of an ideal spring with force constant $k =$ 450 N/m, undergoes SHM with an amplitude of 0.040 m. Compute (a) the maximum speed of the glider; (b) the speed of the glider when it is at $x = -$0.015 m; (c) the magnitude of the maximum acceleration of the glider; (d) the acceleration of the glider at $x = -$0.015 m; (e) the total mechanical energy of the glider at any point in its motion.


A. $1.20 \mathrm{m} / \mathrm{s}$
B. $1.11 \mathrm{m} / \mathrm{s}$
C. $36 \mathrm{m} / \mathrm{s}^{2}$
D. $+13.5 \mathrm{m} / \mathrm{s}^{2}$
E. $0.360 \mathrm{J}$


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