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[tex] \[ a = - \omega x^{2} \] [/tex]

Can anyone help me show how to show that this formula is true?

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[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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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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[tex]

m a = - k x

[/tex]

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