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## Homework Statement

This is not a homework question, as we just started getting into SHM, and I want to be 100% clear what this equation means.

Can someone please all the parts, or have a site that really explains this formula?

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This is not a homework question, as we just started getting into SHM, and I want to be 100% clear what this equation means.

Can someone please all the parts, or have a site that really explains this formula?

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Do you know what x is?

Do you know what is meant by dx/dt ?

Do you know what is meant by dv/dt ?

Do you know what is meant by dx/dt ?

Do you know what is meant by dv/dt ?

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Do you know what x is?

Do you know what is meant by dx/dt ?

Do you know what is meant by dv/dt ?

No not really. I am looking for a clear explanation of what these all mean.

Thanks!

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Is x the x = 0 equilibrium position?

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Yes.Is x the x = 0 equilibrium position?

You can think of that equation as an application of Newton's 2nd law for a force obeying Hooke's law.

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