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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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A air-track glider is attached to a spring. The glider is pushed in 10 cm .and released. A student with a stopwatch finds that oscillations take 12.0 s . What is the spring constant?

The spring constant of air track glider is

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Step :1 Given data 

Mass of the glider is 0.200 g .

No of oscillations is 10 .

Time taken is 12.0 s

Required :

Step :2  Magnitude  of time period

The amount of time it takes to complete one cycle, also known as periodic time, is given by


is the angular frequency. k is force constant and m is mass attached with spring.

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