simple harmonic motion

noun

Definition of simple harmonic motion

: a harmonic motion of constant amplitude in which the acceleration is proportional and oppositely directed to the displacement of the body from a position of equilibrium : the projection on any diameter of a point in uniform motion around a circle

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“Simple harmonic motion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simple%20harmonic%20motion. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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