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Simple harmonic motion

  1. Feb 27, 2009 #1
    The equation of simple harmonic motion is given as


    Could someone show me HOW we arrive at the general solution to this second order ODE
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  3. Feb 27, 2009 #2


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    The solution is straightforward, simply take an Anzats of the form


    and substitute into the ODE. The value of the constants may be determined using appropriate initial conditions.
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