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Simple Harmonic motion
Conditions

A body will oscillate with simple harmonic motion if the resorting force acting on it (pulling the body
back towards a rest position) is directly proportional to the body's displacement. A restoring force
results in an acceleration which is in the opposite direction to the…

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Graphs and Equations for simple harmonic motion

The equations and graphs work for continuous, undamped simple harmonic motion.

Damping complicates things by reducing the amplitude over time.
The oscillator must already br oscillating before time t=0

Displacement against time

The displacement x of a particle vibrating with shm is…

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