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For a mass m hung vertically from a spring with spring constant s, the restoring Force is F=-sx where x is the displacement from equilibrium.

a)What are the periods of the two harmonic oscillators i) and ii).

b)Assuming eaqch oscillator is moving with the same Amplitude A which has the greater total energy of oscillation and by what factor is it greater?

2. Relevant equations

F=-sx

omega=(s/m)^1/2

3. The attempt at a solution

I just don't really know if there is any difference between i) and ii) but there has to be since all the following questions build up on it. But how can I prove that mathematically?

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