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A person rides on a mechanical bucking horse (see figure below) that oscillates up and down with…

A person rides on a mechanical bucking horse (see figure below) that oscillates up and down with simple harmonic motion. The period of the bucking is 0.51 s, and theamplitude is slowly increasing. At a certain amplitude the rider must hang on to prevent separating from the mechanical horse.

(a) Give a strategy that will allow you to calculate this amplitude.
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(b) Carry out your strategy and find the desired amplitude.
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Your response differs from the correct answer by more than 10%. Double check your calculations. m

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