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Properties of Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM)

Objective: To describe simple harmonic motion in terms of its nature and the restoring force

Simple harmonic motion consists of an oscillating sytem which staisfies the following properties:

  1. Motion is periodic or repeating

  2. Motion is about an equilibrium position at which point no net force acts on the sytem

  3. The restoring force is proportional to and oppossitely directed to the displacement, according to Hooke's Law

  • F = kx = kr

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