Simple formula, please help

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I have this formula in my book:
[tex] \[ a = - \omega x^{2} \] [/tex]
Can anyone help me show how to show that this formula is true?
 

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rock.freak667
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What does that formula relate to?

If it is supposed to relate to SHM then the equation is supposed to be [itex]a=- \omega^2 x[/itex]
 
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yes sorry, that was what i meant. Do you know how to show the formula from the equations of motion?
 
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alphysicist
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The equation of motion is:

[tex]
m a = - k x
[/tex]

What is the definition of [itex]\omega[/itex]? Then solve the equation of motion for a.
 

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