Simple Harmonic Motion

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It helps to understand how to get the differential equation for simple harmonic motion by linking the vertical position of the moving object to a point A on a circle of radius . Computing the second-order derivative of in the equation gives the equation of motion .

Contributed by: Paul Rosemond (Cegep de l'Outaouais, Gatineau, Quebec) (March 2011)
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