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Homework Help: Oscillations Problem

  1. Nov 13, 2007 #1
    Two particles execute simple harmonic motion of the same amplitude and frequency along close parallel lines. They pass each other moving in opposite directions each time their displacement is half their amplitude. What is their phase difference?
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  3. Nov 14, 2007 #2

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    You haven't shown any attempt. But I'm still giving you a lot of hint. The rest is upto you.

    For a particle executing shm, if x=a/2, then a/2=a*sin(wt) => sin(wt) = ½ = sin pi/6 or sin(pi-pi/6). Can you find the phase diff now?
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