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flinnbella

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- Homework Statement
- Find the frequency of oscillation of mass m suspended by two

springs having constants k1 and k2, in each of the configurations

shown.

- Relevant Equations
- x = A sinωt + B cosωt

I found the answer for the springs in parallel, but not for the ones in series. I believe I don't understand how the forces are interacting properly.

Here's a force diagram I drew. Everytime I try to make equations from this though my answer dosen't make sense. The mass m has a gravititoanl force applied to it, and spring 2 applies a restoring force to mass m. On spring 1, the mass m applies a gravitational force, and spring 2 applies a restoring force onto spring 1 towards itself. Spring 1 applies a restoring force towards itself.

I think there's something wrong with this interpretation, but I don't understand what.