Simple Harmonic Motion MCQ

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(A)A body of mass 36 g moves with SHM of amplitude A=13 cm and period T=12s
At t=0 x=+13 cm
Question 1
Find the velocity when x=5 cm
(a) $\pm6.28 \ cm/sec$
(b) $\pm6.00 \ cm/sec$
(c) $\pm7.28 \ cm/sec$
(d) $\pm5.28 \ cm/sec$


We know that for SHM

Where A is amplitude and $\omega=2 \pi /T$
Solving we get

Question 2
Find the displacement at t=2 sec
(a) 7.0 cm
(b) 6.5 cm
(c) 6 cm
(d) None of these


We know that
Putting all values
X=6.5 cm

Question 3
Find the maximum acceleration and maximum velocity
(a) 3.00 cm2/sec, 6.8 cm/sec
(b) 3.56 cm2/sec, 6.0 cm/sec
(c) 3.2 cm2/sec, 6.1 cm/sec
(d) 3.56 cm2/sec, 6.8 cm/sec


$v_{max}=\omega A$
=6.8 cm/sec

=3.56 cm2/sec

Question 4
Find the equation of motion of the body
(a) $x=Acos{\omega}t$
(b) $x=Acos{(}\omega t+\pi)$
(c) $x=Acos{(}\omega t-\pi)$
(d) None of these


At t=0 x=A

Question 5
Find the force acting on the body when t=2 sec
(a) -64 dyne
(b) -60 dyne
(c) 0 dyne
(d) None of these


At t=2 x=6.5 cm

=-64 dyne

Multiple Choice Questions

Question 6
A solid cylinder is attached to a horizontal massless spring so that it can roll with slipping along the horizontal surface. The spring constant is K .Mass of the cylinder is M.
The system is released from rest where the spring is stretched by x..The Center of mass of the cylinder execute SHM with time period T.Pick the correct value of T
(a) $T=2\pi\sqrt{\frac{3M}{2K}}$
(b) $T=2\pi\sqrt{\frac{2M}{3K}}$
(c) $T=2\pi\sqrt{\frac{M}{K}}$
(d) None of these


If at point, the stretch in the spring is x and velocity of center of mass of the cylinder is v
Potential energy=$\frac{1}{2}Kx^2$

Translational kinetic energy

Rotational kinetic energy

So total energy of the system
$ E=\frac{1}{2}Mv^2+\frac{1}{4}Mv^2+\frac{1}{2}Kx^2$

Now for SHM

Solving we get

Question 7
A mass M at the end of a spring executes SHM with a period t1 while the same mass execute SHM with a period t2 for another spring. T is the period of oscillation when the two springs are connected in series and Mass M is attached at the end.
Find out the correct relation
(a) $\frac{1}{T}=\frac{1}{t_1}+\frac{1}{t_2}$
(b) $T=t_1+t_2$
(c) $T^2=t_1^2+t_2^2$
(d) $\frac{1}{T^2}=\frac{1}{t_1^2}+\frac{1}{t_2^2}$


Time period for SHM in spring is given by

Where K is the spring constant

Let assume $K_1$ and $K_2$ are the spring constant for first and second spring respectively
Then as per given data



Now for series combination, effective spring constant

So it is clear that

Question 8
Consider a mass –spring system.This system is given an initial displacement ,it begin to oscillate with frequency f1 .System is now bring to rest and again it is given different displacement and f2 be its frequency of oscillation then frequencies
(a) f1 = f2
(b) f1 > f2
(c) f1 < f2
(d) none of the above


(a) f1=f2
Because frequency is not dependent on amplitude of motion

Question 9
The instantaneous displacement of a particle of mass m executing SHM under a force constant k is
$x=Asin{(}\omega t+\varphi)$
Where $\omega=\sqrt{\frac{k}{m}}$
The time average of kinetic energy over a Time period T is
(a) $kA^2$
(b) $\frac{1}{4}kA^2$
(c) $\frac{1}{3}kA^2$
(d) $\frac{1}{2}kA^2$


Ans is (b)
Kinetic energy
$ K=\frac{1}{2}mv^2=\frac{1}{2}m\omega^2A^2{cos}^2{(}\omega t+\varphi)$

Average KE for one periodic motion is
$=\frac{1}{T}\int_{0}^{T}{\frac{1}{2}m\omega^2A^2{cos}^2{(}\omega t+\varphi)dt}$
$=\frac{m\omega^2A^2}{2T}\int_{0}^{T}\left(\frac{cos{2}(\omega t+\varphi)+1}{2}\right)dt$
$=\frac{m\omega^2A^2}{2T}\left[\int_{0}^{T}{\frac{1}{2}dt+\int_{0}^{T}{\frac{cos{2}(\omega t+\varphi)}{2}dt}}\right]$
$=\frac{m\omega^2A^2}{4T}\left[T+\left[\frac{sin{2}(\omega t+\varphi)}{2\omega}\right]_0^T\right]$

Now $T=\frac{2\pi}{\omega}$

Now as $\omega=\sqrt{\frac{k}{m}}$

=> $K_{avg}=\frac{1}{4}kA^2$

Question 10
For small amplitude of oscillations potential energy curve w.r.t distance travelled from equilibrium position is
(a) Parabolic
(b) Hyperbolic
(c) Elliptical
(d) circular



Equation of a parabola is $y^2=4ax$
Here $x^2=\frac {2U}{k}$
so a is correct answer

Question 11
The homogenous linear differential equation
$\frac{d^2x}{dt^2}+2r\frac{dx}{dt}+\omega^2x=0$ Represents the equation of
(a) Simple harmonic oscillator
(b) Damped harmonic oscillator
(c) Forced harmonic oscillator
(d) None of the above


Answer is (b)

We know equation of damped harmonic oscillator is

=> $\ddot{x}+2\frac{\gamma}{2m}\dot{x}+\frac{k}{m}x=0$

Putting $r=\frac{\gamma}{2m}$

Equation becomes

Question 12
Given the maximum velocity and acceleration of a harmonic oscillator as vmax and amax respectively, its time period in terms of vmax and amax is
(a) $\frac{2\pi v_{max}}{a_{max}}$
(b) $\frac{2\pi a_{max}}{v_{max}}$
(c) $2\pi a_{max}v_{max}$
(d) $\frac{\pi v_{max}}{a_{max}}$


Answer is (a)
$v_{max}=\omega A$

So $\frac{a_{max}}{v_{max}}=\omega$

Now $\omega=\frac{2\pi}{T}$

So $T=\frac{2\pi v_{max}}{a_{max}}$

Question 13
Which of the following function represents a simple harmonic oscillation
(a) $sin \omega t-cos \omega t$
(b) $sin^2 \omega t$
(c) $sin \omega x+sin 2 \omega t$
(d) $sin \omega x-sin 2 \omega t$


(a) is the correct answer

Question 14
The period of oscillation of a simple pendulum of length L suspended from the roof of a vehicle which moves without friction down an inclined plane of inclination $\alpha$, is given by
(a) $T= 2 \pi \sqrt {\frac {L}{g cos \alpha}}$
(b) $T= 2 \pi \sqrt {\frac {L}{g}}$
(c) $T= 2 \pi \sqrt {\frac {L}{g sin \alpha}}$
(d) $T= 2 \pi \sqrt {\frac {L}{g tan \alpha}}$


(a) is the correct answer

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