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The displacement of a mass from its equilibrium position as it oscillates on a horizontal spring satisfies the equation \(x(t)= Acos(\omega t + \phi_0)\).

At \(t = 0 s\), if \( x = - \frac{A}{2} \), what are the two possible values of \(\phi_0\) between 0 and 2\(\pi\) radians?

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Part 2#

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Problem is from the OpenStax University Physics Volume 2 textbook, licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 license.
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