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Hello,

So I've been doing old practice questions on SHM to revise, and just been frustrating myself on this one for a bit. The question is:

"An object vibrating with simple harmonic motion has a maximum speed of 1.6 m s−1 and maximum magnitude of the acceleration of 8π m s−2. Calculate the period of the motion. "

I can't remember why, but I've divided the speed by 2*pi and then divided that by the acceleration [(1.6*2*pi) / 8*pi], and it's given me the correct answer of 0.40s but I can't quite understand why that's correct! Lol

Cheers,

Niall

Hello,

So I've been doing old practice questions on SHM to revise, and just been frustrating myself on this one for a bit. The question is:

"An object vibrating with simple harmonic motion has a maximum speed of 1.6 m s−1 and maximum magnitude of the acceleration of 8π m s−2. Calculate the period of the motion. "

I can't remember why, but I've divided the speed by 2*pi and then divided that by the acceleration [(1.6*2*pi) / 8*pi], and it's given me the correct answer of 0.40s but I can't quite understand why that's correct! Lol

Cheers,

Niall

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