When a mass is hung from a string, it stretches the spring by 8.5 cm. If the mass is pulled...

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When a mass is hung from a string, it stretches the spring by 8.5 cm. If the mass is pulled further and released, then what is the frequency of oscillations?

Spring-Mass System:

When the spring-mass system under the stretched condition is released, then it oscillates along the line of action of the elastic force, and this motion is called the simple harmonic motion. The number of oscillations performed by the spring-mass system depends upon the modulus or force constant of the spring and the mass hung to the spring.

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Given data:

  • {eq}x=\rm 8.5 \ cm=0.085 \ m {/eq} is the extension of the spring due to the mass m
  • {eq}k {/eq} is the spring constant of the spring
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