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Kinetic/Potential energy of spring mass system

  1. Dec 5, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Question: Does the force F(t) acting on mass m1 affect the equations for kinetic and potential energy of the system?
    spring mass system with force.jpg
    2. Relevant equations
    KE and PE (spring-mass system).png
    F(t) is known
    V(q) is potential energy | T(q) is kinetic energy
    3. The attempt at a solution
    I think PE is not affected.
    I think KE is affected, but not sure how???
     
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  3. Dec 5, 2015 #2
    q1 is distance from wall to m1
    q2 is distance from wall to m2
     
  4. Dec 5, 2015 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    I am not clear what the question is but certainly, F(t() is an external force acting on the system.
     
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