A mass m is connected to two springs, with spring constants k1 and k2. (m connected to k2, which is connected to k1 which is connected to a wall horizontally).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Show that the period for the configuration is given by

[tex] T = 2 \pi \sqrt{m ( k^{-1}_1 + k^{-1}_2)} [/tex]

Well I know .5kA^2 = .5mv^2

If I could figure out how the spring compresses when a certain amount of work is done on it I think I could figure out how to show what the period is, but I'm not sure how it works with 2 springs. If someone could tell me how this works or show me a different direction to go it would help.

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# Homework Help: Mass connected to two springs - simple harmonic motion

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