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*The Physics of Vibrations and Waves*by

*H.J.Pain*': "However when we solve the equation of motion we shall find that the behaviour of x with time has a sinusoidal or cosinusoidal dependence, and it will prove more appropriate to consider not [itex]\nu[/itex], but the angular frequency [itex]\omega[/itex] = 2[itex]\pi[/itex][itex]\nu[/itex] so that the..."

My question is, why are we prefering [itex]\omega[/itex] over [itex]\nu[/itex] just because of the fact that the graph will be sinusoidal/cosinusoidal? Does it make the calculations somehow easy, or has it got some other purpose?