Hi, Please help me out with the following problem:
Problem:
Consider the double mass spring system shown in the figure below.
The positions and of the two masses are given by the system
Let and . If the forcing imparts a force on the first mass and a force on the second and the masses start from rest ( ) and at their equilibrium positions ( ), find the resulting motion of the system.
I have to find x_1 and x_2 solution...
Attempt:
First I found the eigen values which are 16 and 24. Then found the respective eigenvectors:
for lambda = -9 v1 =
for lambda = -25 v2 =
So,
After that I am stuck... Please help...
Many thanks...