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Simple harmonic motion homework

  1. Mar 31, 2004 #1
    a small creature moves with a constant speed in a vertical circle on a bright day.does its shadow formed by the sun on a hortizantal plane move in simple harmonic motion
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  3. Apr 1, 2004 #2
    What exactly is a "vertical circle?"

  4. Apr 1, 2004 #3
    probably a circle drawn in a plane perpendicular to Earth.......
  5. Apr 1, 2004 #4
    Assuming the sun is directly above the creature, then yes, since the shadow would outline the creature's circular motion in only one of the axes.

    http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/java/shm/shm.html [Broken]
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