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Homework Help: SHM period

  1. Nov 30, 2004 #1
    Why is the formula for period of simple harmonic motion independent of amplitude?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 30, 2004 #2
    The period of simple harmonic motion is time it takes for one full oscillation. Time is independent of amplitude; for instance, SHM with A = 3 and SHM with A = 5 might or might not complete one oscillation in the same amount of time. It just depends on the system, basically.
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