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- Homework Statement
- In a mine shaft inclined at 30 ° to the horizontal, three 10-tonne trucks, coupled to one another, are held by a steel cable. The steel cable is elastically stretched by 15 cm compared to the unloaded state. Suddenly the last of the three trolleys comes loose. Calculate the oscillation duration (period) and amplitude of the oscillation of the remaining two carts.

- Relevant Equations
- $$ T = \pi \cdot 2 \sqrt \frac l g $$

Hello!

So my main and first problem about this question is, I do not know what the problem is about. What I mean by that is, in class we talked about pendulums and are given formulas and assignments regarding pendulums. But this problem here does not seem like it has anything to do with pendulums. Maybe I am just missing the obvious but it is nothing compared to like the other problems we are given.So I've tried going the "blindfolded way" simply follow the formulas to the solutions. In my lecture notes I've found this formula for the oscillation period

$$ T = 2 \cdot \pi \sqrt \frac l g $$

T = 0,77 s

Now for the amplitude I have not found a formula for,and I honestly am not comftorable doing this problem until I know what I'm dealing with.

Thank you!

So my main and first problem about this question is, I do not know what the problem is about. What I mean by that is, in class we talked about pendulums and are given formulas and assignments regarding pendulums. But this problem here does not seem like it has anything to do with pendulums. Maybe I am just missing the obvious but it is nothing compared to like the other problems we are given.So I've tried going the "blindfolded way" simply follow the formulas to the solutions. In my lecture notes I've found this formula for the oscillation period

$$ T = 2 \cdot \pi \sqrt \frac l g $$

T = 0,77 s

Now for the amplitude I have not found a formula for,and I honestly am not comftorable doing this problem until I know what I'm dealing with.

Thank you!