Inside a NASA test vehicle, a 3.50-kg ball is pulled along by a horizontal ideal spring fixed to a friction-free table. The force constant of the spring is 225 N/m. The vehicle has a steady acceleration of 5.00 m/s2, and the ball is not oscillating. Suddenly, when the vehicle’s speed has reached 45.0 m/s, its engines turn off, thus eliminating its acceleration but not its velocity. Find (a) the amplitude and (b) the frequency of the resulting oscillations of the ball. (c) What will be the ball’s maximum speed relative to the vehicle?
Solution 35E Step 1: Introduction In this question we need to find the amplitude In the second part , we need to find the frequency of the resulting oscillations of the ball In the third part, we need to find the maximum relative speed of the vehicle