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Homework Help: Need help with simple harmonic motion!

  1. May 21, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If a particle undergoes SHM with amplitude 0.18 m, what is the total distance it travels in one period?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    My physics teacher did not explain any of this to us, and I just don't know where to start!
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  3. May 21, 2009 #2


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    Hi JenMel,

    The amplitude is the distance from the point of equilibrium to the point furthest from equilibrium that the particle reaches.
    Last edited: May 21, 2009
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