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What is the difference between Simple Harmonic Motion and Harmonic Motion ?
and How do we define the motion of a system is SHM ?
Thank you !
and How do we define the motion of a system is SHM ?
Thank you !
linuxpie said:What is the difference between Simple Harmonic Motion and Harmonic Motion ?
Complex harmonic motion occurs when a number of simple harmonic motions are combined.
Chords in music are an example of this phenomenon.
and How do we define the motion of a system is SHM ?
My understanding is that 'harmonic' is synonymous to periodic, and the 'simple' means that the displacement (from the origin) is a sinusodal function of time - i.e., a mathematically simple function. For example x(t)=Acos(wt+[tex]\phi[/tex]), where A,w and [tex]\phi[/tex] are constants. This is equivalent to the definition that tiny-tim gave above.linuxpie said:What is the difference between Simple Harmonic Motion and Harmonic Motion ?
and How do we define the motion of a system is SHM ?Thank you !