Simple Harmonic Motion I (SHM)

Physics SSS2 First Term

Sub Theme: Interaction of matter, space and time


Simple Harmonic Motion I (SHM)

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to;

1. Define simple harmonic motion.

2. Show the relationship between linear and angular acceleration.

3. Show the relationship between period and frequency.

Simple Harmonic Motion


In addition to linear motion and rotational motion there is another kind of motion that is common in physics. This is the to and fro motion of oscillations or vibrations.

When something oscillates, it moves back and forth with time. It is helpful to trace out the position of an oscillating particle with time so we can define some terminology.

Period, Amplitude and Frequency

The time taken for the particle to complete one oscillation, that is, the time taken for the.... View More

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