# A mass attached to a spring is pulled toward the floor so that its height above the floor is 10 mm (millimeters)

A mass attached to a spring is pulled toward the floor so that its height above the floor is 10 mm (millimeters). The mass is then released and starts moving up and down reaching maximum and minimum heights of 20 and 10 mm , respectively, with a cycle of 0.8 seconds.

a) Assume that the height h(t) of the mass is a sinusoidal function, where t is the time in seconds, sketch a graph of h from t = 0 to t = 0.8 seconds. t = 0 is the time at which the mass is released.

b) Find a sinusoidal function for the height h(t).

c) For how many seconds is the height of the mass above 17 mm over one cycle?