Ok the system which is doing the oscillations is described here(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/SpringsTwoSpringsandaMass.html

however, that differential equation over there gives the equation of motion. What i need is the differential equation for the position of the mass

ALso given to me is the length of the left spring L1 and the right spring L2. Find th equation of motion

[tex] m \frac{d^2 y}{dt^2} = -b\frac{dy}{dt}-(k_{1}+k_{2})y[/tex]

now if this the equatio of moti0n then the equation of posotion would be given by the integral of this??

so then i sub v = dy/dt and solve?? and assume a new function like [tex]e^{\lambda t} [/tex] for the function y??

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