I just found a question in my textbook which asked how the period of the vertical oscillation will change if the spring and block system is moved to the moon, and the gravity due to acceleration is cut to one-sixth of the gravity on Earth.
The answer is that the period stays the same, because gravity does not affect the period of the spring-block oscillator. I know this from the equation used to find the period, but I’d like to know just why exactly does gravity not make a difference in the speed in which a cycle is completed. Is it because the block is slowed down while going upwards just as much as it is sped up when going downwards?
EDIT: Hey guys, I’m just a high school student who barely understands physics. I really, really appreciate you all taking the time to answer my question, but I don’t understand your explanations. If possible, a simpler explanation would be super helpful.