1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Is the daily movement of a student from home to school and back simple harmonic motion? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I don't think it is. This type of movement is linear. It involves distance, speed and so on. It does not follow a sinusoidal wave pattern, either because though it is periodic, it's not regular. Does that make sense? Can someone else perhaps explain it better?