Simple Harmonic Motion Examples?

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Simple harmonic motion is the motion of a mass on a spring under linear elastic restoring force driven by Hooke's Law. It can be defined as a type of periodic motion in which the restoring force is directly proportional to the displacement.
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Simple Harmonic Motion - periodic motion in which the restoring force is
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That energy be added to the system in such a way as it is in synchrony with the oscillation. And usually, only enough energy is added to make up for that lost in friction etc.
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Its where the resistive force pulling the motion back is directly proportional to the displacement from the objects equilibrium. (think springs)
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simple harmonic motion
NOUN [PHYSICS.]
1.
vibratory motion in a system in which the restoring force is proportional to the displacement from equilibrium. Abbreviation: S.H.M., s.h.m.
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Simple harmonic motion is a periodic movement that is neither moved or impaired. A pendulum is an example of a simple harmonic motion since one end suspends a mass, and the other end is fixed to a stationary base. The shorter the string, the faster the pendulum will oscillate. The longer the string, the slower the pendulum will oscillate.
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