# Need help with simple harmonic motion!

1. ### JenMel

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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!

2. ### dx

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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