AP Physics 1 Question 362: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 362

10. In a spring-block oscillator, the maximum speed of the block is

  • A. proportional to amplitude
  • B. proportional to the square of amplitude
  • C. proportional to the square root of amplitude
  • D. inversely proportional to the square root of amplitude

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

A

Apply Conservation of Energy to compare when the block is at its equilibrium position to when the block is at greatest displacement: