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 y(x,t)=Asin(ωt+kx) is the equation of motion for a simple harmonic oscillator. You get this by solving Newton's force law.. $F=ma=-kx \\ ma+kx=0 \\ a+\frac{k}{m}x=0$ Or you can write $\ddot{x}+\frac{k}{m}x=0$ This is a differential equation, solved by Asin(ωt+kx), where $\omega = \sqrt{\frac{k}{m}}$. I'm not sure if this answers your question?