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Enjoying the tedious definitions? There's more to come!
 
 

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Displacement (s): the total distance that a simple harmonic oscillator moves from its equilibrium point - measured in meters (m).
Amplitude (A): the maximum displacement of a simple harmonic oscillator - measured in meters (m)
Frequency (f): the number of oscillations per second - measured in Hertz (Hz or s-1)
Period (T): the time required for an oscillator to complete one cycle - measured in seconds (s)
 
 
 
*** Let's take a closer look at the relationship between frequency and period. Frequency is measured in cycles per second, whereas period is measured in time per cycle. They are reciprocals of each other! ***
 
Therefore:  f = 1/T   and    T = 1/f
 
 
As previously stated (many times), SHM is based on trigonometric functions. We must investigate these further...
 

Alesa Rabson & Maria Forero - Simple Harmonic Motion