Two springs with a spring constant of k = 6430 N/m are joined and connected to a block of mass 0.245 kg. The system is then set oscillating over a frictionless surface. What is the frequency of the oscillations?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

This is what I think is the correct approach to this question:

since the springs are joined, the new spring now has a spring constant of 6430/2 = 3215 N/m.

So f = sqrt(k/m)/2*pi

= 18.23 Hz.

The springs are in series.

Is this correct? Thanks.

As well, how will I be able to solve this question if the 2 springs were not identical?

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# Joined Spring problem

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