# Frequency of a simple harmonic oscillator

1. Sep 26, 2013

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Consider a mass hanging from an ideal spring. Assume the mass is equal to 1 kg and the spring constant is 10 N/m. What is the characteristic frequency of this simple harmonic oscillator?

2. Relevant equations
No idea I think Hookes law
F=-ky
Some other relevant equations?
$\omega^{2}$ = K/M

3. The attempt at a solution
No idea where to start. Some guidance on steps would be helpful! thanks

2. Sep 26, 2013

### Bryson

Also note that $\omega = 2 \cdot \pi \cdot f$. You now have all the tools, just solve!

3. Sep 27, 2013

### Staff: Mentor

You must show some effort before we can be of much tutorial help. Look at your textbook and class notes -- they should contain the material about spring-mass oscillation. You can also look at this wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_harmonic_motion