A uniform meter stick of mass M is pivoted on a hinge at one end and held horizontal by a spring with spring constant k attached at the other end. If the stick oscillates up and down slightly, what is its frequency?
The Attempt at a Solution
I'm really not sure how to get started on this one. If you could just provide me with a little start, I might be able to figure it out. Thanks.
The answer, according to the textbook, is (1/2π)sqrt(3k/m)