Any real spring has mass. Do you think that this mass would make the actual period of a real harmonic oscillator longer or shorter than the period predicted by the equation T= 2*pi*square root m/k. Explain your reasoning.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I think it will affect the period because I am thinking that the mass of the spring will determine the value for k. So if k is varying then, yes it will affect the period.

Does it make sense that the mass of the spring is related to k?

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# Homework Help: Mass of a spring

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