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Simple Harmonic Motion at Relativistic Speeds

  1. Jan 12, 2009 #1
    On The Student Room I saw a couple of guys looking at whether the rules for Simple Harmonic Motion at non-relativistic speeds (e.g. a = -w2y and so on) would work if the maximum velocity of the particle hits relativistic speeds.

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  3. Jan 13, 2009 #2


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    No, you get a different set of differential equations whose non-linearity makes them difficult to solve. And that's all I know about it.
  4. Jan 19, 2009 #3
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