(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

a mass M , attached to a horizontal spring executes SHM(simple harmonic motion) with amplitude A1 . when the mass M passes through its mean position then a smaller mass m is placed over it and both of them move together with amplitude A2 . the ratio A1/A2 is ...?

2. Relevant equations

taking angular frequency = ω

3. The attempt at a solution

first taking two mass and spring as the system, since there is no external force momentum remain conserved , applying (M)(ω1)(A1) = (M+m)(ω2)(A2) , i get correct answer but while applying energy conservation equations, i get an incorrect answer!

will energy not remain conserved in such process?

plz help!

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# Homework Help: Energy conservation vs momentum conservation in SHM

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