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Homework Help: Spring force and the period of it's ocilation

  1. Apr 15, 2013 #1
    1.A mass is attached to a vertical spring, which then goes into oscillation.
    At the high point of the oscillation, the spring is in the
    original unstretched equilibrium position it had before the mass
    was attached; the low point is 5.8 cm below this. Find the oscillation

    2. Relevant equations
    sin(α+ or -β)
    sqrt(k/m)= ω

    3. The attempt at a solution
    having the half of 5.8cm
    2.9cm k = mg
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 15, 2013 #2
    Think about this

    T = 2(pi)sqrt(m/k)

    How do you find k?

    (force) (distance) = k and force in this case is mg

    These are enough clues.
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