posted by Tara on .
A block hangs in equilibrium from a vertical spring. When a second identical block is added, the original block sags by 5.00 cm. What is the oscillation frequency of the two block system?
F=kx = mg
but for the second block we have
setting the x equal..
f= 1/2pi sqrt (k/m)
put that k int the expression, and you have the answer
Okay bob, I did that and got 0.112 when my calculator was in degrees, but I know it needs to be in radians. So I got 21.99 when my calculator was in radians. I think I may just be entering it into my calculator incorrectly.
When I initially did it I got 2.23Hz.. which was also incorrect.