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what is difference between simple harmonic motion and oscillation?

what is difference between simple harmonic motion and oscillation?

Grade:11

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Arun
25758 Points
4 years ago
Oscilltory motion refers to any motion which repeats itself over a period of time. Harmonic motion is a motion in which a restoring force acts to cause oscillation which has some relation to displacement caused. The eqauation for harmonic motion is- Force directly proportional to displacement to power n, when the n =1 or restoring force is proportional to displacement, it is called simple harmonic motion or SHM. So basically, every SHM is oscillatory but not the other way around

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