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jameson2

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## Homework Statement

Given the system of 4 equal masses connected by identical springs, and constrained to move on a circle, find the normal coordinates and frequencies of the masses.

I'm not looking for the answer, just a push in the right direction as I'm having trouble starting. If someone could explain how this is related to the motion of springs and masses in a straight line system, it would be much appreciated.

Even a vague idea would be helpful, thanks.