Question

Two springs of force constants k1 and k2 are connected to a mass mplaced on a horizontal frictionless surface as shown in fig (a) and (b). What is the ratio of the time periods of horizontal oscillation in cases (a) and (b) if k1 = k2?

                                                      

Solution

Correct option is

2

 

In case (a) the spring are connected in series. Therefore, the spring constant of the combination is given by 

        

  

           

In case (b) the spring constant of the combination is

          

   

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