Definition of simple harmonic motion in English:

simple harmonic motion

Syllabification: sim·ple har·mon·ic mo·tion

noun

Physics
  • Oscillatory motion under a retarding force proportional to the amount of displacement from an equilibrium position.
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    • Do you honestly think physicists study waves and simple harmonic motion and two body problems because we care about the universe?
    • The cycloid has the property that a particle P sliding on a cycloid will exhibit simple harmonic motion and the period will be independent of the starting point.
    • In this issue we discover the principle of simple harmonic motion.

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