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# Oscillations WA

## Question

Im on question 11 of the Web Assign.

I thought the right way to do it would be to take the added mass of the person, multiply it by gravity to get the force, and then use F=-kx to get the spring constant. Then use that with T=2pi sqrt(k/x) to get period and then 1/T = F to get frequency. Am I on the right track but just getting wrong numbers?

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I was with you up to

$T=2\pi \sqrt{\frac{k}{x}}$

Assuming a vertical spring oscillator, I'd go with

$T=2\pi \sqrt{\frac{m}{k}}$

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