Multiple-Concept Example presents a model for solving this probl

Multiple-Concept Example presents a model for solving this problem. As far as vertical oscillations are concerned, a certain automobile can be considered to be mounted on four identical springs, each having a spring constant of 1.30 × 105 N/m. Four identical passengers sit down inside the car, and it is set into a vertical oscillation that has a period of 0.370 s. If the mass of the empty car is 1560 kg, determine the mass of each passenger. Assume that the mass of the car and its passengers is distributed evenly over the springs.