The problem is attached. I'm working on the second system with the masses on a linear spring (not the first system).
I think I solved part (a), but I'm not sure if I did what it was asking for. I'm not sure exactly what the question means by the... L=.5Tnn-.5Vnn. Namely, I'm not sure what the n's are and what they represent, so I'm worried that I'm missing something. I also am not sure about the equillibrium position...
Then I'm pretty sure I can do part (b) and (c), but I'm wondering if I just find the eigenvector and values like a normal linear algebra problem. Do I simply just take the matrix I have and operate on it???
The Attempt at a Solution
Attached (for the second system). I'm pretty sure I can figure out (1) if I figure out (2).
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