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Conceptual question on Simple Harmonic Motion.

  1. Nov 3, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    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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  3. Nov 3, 2011 #2

    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?

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