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Homework Help: UCM and SHM

  1. Apr 28, 2003 #1
    I know the basics for Uniform Circular Motion and Standard Harmonic Motion, but I was wondering if anybody could explain them to me in more detail, or possibly give me any equations? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. Apr 29, 2003 #2
    I always think of them as more or less the same thing, since you can decribe SHM (thats SIMPLE harmonic motion) by applying time dependence to uniform circular motion.

    Follow http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/java/shm/shm.html [Broken] for a great demonstration.

    http://physics.bu.edu/py105/notes/SHM.html [Broken] has a decent explantation and some equations to get you started. Any more specific questions, post them here.
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  4. Apr 29, 2003 #3

    Tom Mattson

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    Here's your place for one-stop shopping:


    For UCM, click on "Mechanics" then "Circular Motion".
    For SHM, click on "Mechanics" then "Periodic Motion" then "Simple Hamronic Motion".
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