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Homework Help: Coupled Oscillators in a String

  1. Oct 31, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A string of length 3L and negligible mass is attached to two fixed supports at its ends.
    The tension in the string is T.

    (a) A particle of mass m is attached at a distance L from the left end of the string.
    What is the period for small transverse oscillations of m?
    (b) A second particle of mass m is connected to the string a distance L=2 from the
    right end of the string. Each of the three string segments have a tension T. Describe how
    the two masses will oscillate for each of the normal modes of oscillation, and determine the
    frequency ω for each of the two normal modes.

    Thank you so very much! =)
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