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Block and Spring SHM

At t = 0 a block with mass M = 5 kg moves with a velocity v = 2.000 m/s at position xo = -0.33 m from the equilibrium position of the spring. The block is attached to a massless spring of spring constant k = 61.2 N/m and slides on a frictionless surface. At what time will the block next pass x = 0, the place where the spring is unstretched?

t1 = seconds