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Homework Help: Oscillation in a hole through the Earth (hole is offset)

  1. Apr 30, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known
    There is an earth but the hole is not in the middle but the side.find the period of oscillation

    2. Relevant equations
    Simple harmonic equation.Newton gravitational force

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I got GMx/R^3+acc=0 so period of osciilations is the same as when tunnel is through the center is it correct ?(that the period is the same as in the center of the earth)
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