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Homework Statement
Homework Equations
Spring motion equations
##\omega = \sqrt{\frac{k}{m}}##
##KE = \frac{1}{2}k \Delta x^2##
##F = k \Delta x##
##T = \frac{1}{f}##
##f = \frac{\omega}{2 \pi}##
The Attempt at a Solution
Part a is straightforward I believe.
Simply combine the masses as m+M, into ##\omega = \sqrt{\frac{k}{m+M}}##
So then ##T = \frac{1}{f} = \frac{2 \pi}{\sqrt{\frac{k}{m+M}}}##
I believe the time it takes to return equilibrium should half a period, so we get ##\frac{\pi}{\sqrt{\frac{k}{m+M}}}##
Part b is the tricky part, I'm not sure how one goes about it. I guess the first step would be identifying all the forces on the egg
The egg has an upwards normal force from the pan, along with a downwards force from gravity.
It would experience a force from the spring when it is being pulled up or down.
I imagine you would try to find the sum of forces and find when it is not in equilibrium?
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