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Simple harmonic motion vs. harmonic motion

  1. Sep 29, 2012 #1
    I know that simple harmonic motion is a type of periodic motion where the restorative force is directly proportional to the displacement so that the time evolution is sinusoidal but is there such a thing as just harmonic motion? 0r is harmonic motion just short for simple harmonic motion?
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