Hey, I'm just having some trouble getting started with this problem. ------------- ( ) ( m1 ( ) ( 2m1 Crude representation: (The parantheses are supposed to be the springs) There is a mass (m1) that is attached vertically to a board by a spring of spring constant k and length b. There is a second mass (2m1) attached by an identical spring to the first mass. I'm supposed to find the normal frequencies in a constant (so it isn't affected by x1 and x2, right?) gravitational field and the normal coordinates. I can do coupled oscillators pretty easily, but I'm just having a hard time setting it up. Best guess... m1x1'' = -k1x1 +k2(x2-x1) + g m2x2'' = k2x2 + g I guess I'm not exactly sure where g goes into the MX''=-Kx matrix.