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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Two masses m_1 and m_2 are connected by a spring with spring constant D. This setup is attached to the ceiling by a rope. We cut the rope. What happens?

2. Relevant equations

The center of mass is given by z0 = (z1*m1 + z2 * m2) / (m1 + m2)

The acceleration right after cutting the rope of the upper mass m1 is given by

a1 = (1 + m2/m1)*g

And the acceleration of m2:

a2 = 0

How are the equations of motion in our center of mass system?

3. The attempt at a solution

Find the equations of motion.

Find the frequency of harmonic oscillation.

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