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Simple Harmonic Motion,linear motion,mechanics notes from A-level Maths Tutor

# Simple Harmonic Motion,linear motion,mechanics notes from A-level Maths Tutor

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Moving with S.H.M means that acceleration is proportional to displacement but opposite in direction.Here you will learn about angular velocity, period of motion and the theory of SHM and how it relates to circular motion.
Moving with S.H.M means that acceleration is proportional to displacement but opposite in direction.Here you will learn about angular velocity, period of motion and the theory of SHM and how it relates to circular motion.

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Linear Motion : Simple Harmonic Motion
TheoryA particle is said to move with S.H.M when the acceleration of the particle about a fixedpoint is proportional to its displacement but opposite in direction.Hence, when the displacement is positive the acceleration is negative(and vice versa).This can be described by the equation:where
x
is the displacement about a fixed point O(positive to the right, negative to theleft), and
w
2
is a positive constant.An equation for velocity is obtained using the expression for acceleration in terms of velocity and rate of change of velocity with respect to displacement(see 'non-uniformacceleration').
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Linear Motion

Mechanics

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separating the variable and integrating,NB cos
-1
() is the same as arc cos()So the displacement against time is a cosine curve. This means that at the end of onecompletete cycle,
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Linear Motion

Mechanics

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ExampleA particle displaying SHM moves in a straight line between extreme positions A & B andpasses through a mid-position O.If the distance AB=10 m and the max. speed of the particle is 15 m
-1
find the period of themotion to 1 decimal place.
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