Consider the two mass-spring set-ups shown below. Both springs have an
object of mass m attached at the end. The spring on the left has a spring constant of k. When it is
released from rest, it falls a distance d before coming back up and oscillating.
The spring on the right has a spring constant of k/n1. When released from rest
the object falls a distance of n2d before coming back up and oscillating. If the
total mechanical energy of the left spring-mass system is E0, what is the
total mechanical energy of the right spring-mass system? If the energy for this
mass-spring system is E = n3 E0, what is n3? Note that all
integers are unitless.
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