# Oscillation and Period

## Homework Statement

A mass attached by a light spring to the ceiling of an elevator oscillates vertically while the elevator ascends with constant acceleration. Is the period greater than, less than, or the same as when the elevator is at rest

## Homework Equations

T=2pi * sqrt(m/k)

## The Attempt at a Solution

Since the equation doesn't account for acceleration, is the period the same?

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## Homework Statement

A mass attached by a light spring to the ceiling of an elevator oscillates vertically while the elevator ascends with constant acceleration. Is the period greater than, less than, or the same as when the elevator is at rest

## Homework Equations

T=2pi * sqrt(m/k)

## The Attempt at a Solution

Since the equation doesn't account for acceleration, is the period the same?
That is correct.

The increased acceleration (g + a) serves to alter the relaxed length at equilibrium.