Oscillation of a spring and mass on an asteroid

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Homework Statement


Find the period of oscillation T of the spring and mass on the asteroid


Homework Equations


[tex]T=2\pi\sqrt{\frac{m}{k}}[/tex]


The Attempt at a Solution


I have found the value for T but was wondering if T depends on the bodies gravity? Is the above equation only applicable to Earth?
 

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The period only depends on m and k. So it would be the same on the asteroid.
It's pendulums that have a period depending on the value of g.
 
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I actually went and solved the equation of motion which shows that gravity does not affect the period.

Thanks
 

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