Conceptual question on Simple Harmonic Motion.

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Homework Statement


Given that a spring with a ball of mass m attached to it is oscillating in between x=A and x=-A where x=0 is the equilibrium position. Will the equilibrium position change when the the mass of the ball is doubled?

2. The attempt at a solution
I think that the equilibrium position will stay at zero and the amplitude will increases. Not sure though.
 

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ehild
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You are right, the equilibrium position does not change with mass if the spring is horizontal. But some characteristics of an SHM depends on the mass. What is it?

ehild
 

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