(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A mass of .88 kg when fastened to the lower end of a light-weight spring and set vibrating up and down is found to have a frequency of 1.8 Hz. Calculate the new frequency of vibration when the mass is decreased to .4 kg.

2. Relevant equations

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

3. The attempt at a solution

Using K = (m 4 [tex]\pi[/tex]^2 ) / P^2, my answer for K comes out to 112.56.

But, using [tex]\sqrt{k}[/tex] = ([tex]\sqrt{m}[/tex] 2 [tex]\pi[/tex] )/ P, I get 3.2572. But how can that be? The equations are the same, aren't they? Where am I making the mistake?

Thanks.

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# Homework Help: Spring Frequency

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