1. Find the equation for conservation of energy in system. System consists of three springs A,B and C with stiffness k, 2k and 0.5k respectively and natural lengths l, 0.5l and 2l respectively. 2. Relevant equations
Equation for conservation of energy
Datum taken at point A,
Where
is
kinetic energy and
is the
spring stiffness and
is the natural length.
3. The attempt at a solution
By analysing the diagam
My question is, is the answer
and have I derived the individual energies correctly?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I've been banging my head against this for weeks.
James