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A block on a frictionless table is connected to two springs having spring constants k_{1}and k_{2}. Show that the block's oscillation frequency is given by f = (f_{1}^{2}+ f_{2}^{2})^{.5}where f_{1}and f_{2}are the frequencies at which it would oscillate if attached to spring 1 or spring 2 alone.

2. Relevant equations

f = 1/T

T = 2pi(m/k)^{.5}

3. The attempt at a solution

I have substituted the period into the frequency and I am stuck. It looks like they found f_{1}and f_{2}alone and put them into the Pythagorean theorem, but I do not know how to relate them.

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# Homework Help: Oscillating Mass between Two Springs

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