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Question 06 (a) 

A small ball is attached to a vertical spring hanging from the ceiling. Suppose you pull the ball (vertically) down towards the ground. At you let go and the ball begins to oscillate following the stretching and compression of the spring. Let be the position of the ball (in metres) at time (in seconds) since it was released. Let the ground level be 0 m.
(a) What is the initial position of the ball at ? 
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Hint 1 

Recall that the sine function is periodic. 
Hint 2 

Recall that . 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Using the Hints, we have So the initial position of the ball at is .
Answer: the initial position is (metres). 