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LaPlace Transforms and Differential Equations : Masses and Springs

Two objects of mass M1 and M2 are attached to the opposite ends of a spring having a spring constant K; the entire apparatus is placed on a frictionless table. The spring is stretched and then released. Using Laplace transforms to solve the differential equations show that the period is:

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