Simple Harmonic Motion

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Consider a mass attached to an inelastic string rotating in a horizontal circle of radius r and having its centre at O.

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Mass moving in a horizontal circle of radius r with a constant speed


Suppose the mass is initially at A and that after a time t it is at B. During this time the radius r of the circle sweeps through an angle θ. The motion of the mass from A round the circle is equivalent to the motion of a mass from A to C and then back to A. The distance X is the displacement of the mass from the centre of motion at any time t. The distance OB ( r ) is the amplitude of motion. Template:Amplitude