1. Simple Harmonic Motion

Types of Simple Harmonic Motion

SHM or Simple Harmonic Motion can be classified into two types:

  • Linear SHM
  • Angular SHM

Linear Simple Harmonic Motion

When a particle moves to and fro about a fixed point (called equilibrium position) along with a straight line then its motion is called linear Simple Harmonic Motion.

For Example: spring-mass system

Conditions for Linear SHM:

The restoring force or acceleration acting on the particle should always be proportional to the displacement of the particle and directed towards the equilibrium position.

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