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Many real springs are more easily stretched than compressed. We can represent this by using different spring constants for and for . As an example, consider a spring that exerts the following restoring force:
A mass on a frictionless, horizontal surface is attached to this spring, displaced to by stretching the spring and released.
2) Does the period depend on ?
3) Are the oscillations simple harmonic?
4) What is the most negative value of that the mass reaches?
5) Is the oscillation symmetric about the point ?
The spring is having different force constants for stretching and compressing, The period is calculated and other four parts are discussed and answered.