1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Simple harmonic motion

  1. Jun 3, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    How could you double the maximum speed of a SHO?

    2. Relevant equations

    v_max = sqrt{k/m}A

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The speed is at its maximum when it's period is complete and is passing through its equilibrium point. k and m can be kept at the same. BUt if we double the value of A, then v_max should also be doubled as well.

    Is this right?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 3, 2007 #2

    Doc Al

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    You are correct--double the amplitude and you double the max speed.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Simple harmonic motion