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# is angular frequency and angular speed the same thing?

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1. is angular frequency and angular speed the same thing?

and is maximum speed the same as maximum velocity?

sorry if these may seem like simple questions to you, but i just want to make sure i am doing it right
2. Angular Frequency = Angular Speed
Maximum Speed =/= Maximum Velocity
3. (Original post by StephenP91)
Angular Frequency = Angular Speed
Maximum Speed =/= Maximum Velocity
im sorry but i dont know what the =/= sign means? Is equivalent to?? proportional I'm sorry
4. (Original post by AHungryCaterpillar)
im sorry but i dont know what the =/= sign means? Is equivalent to?? proportional I'm sorry
Not equal to.
5. So if a mass at the end of a spring oscillates with a period of 2.8s
and the maximum displacement of the mass from its equilibrium position is 16cm.

how can i determine the maximum speed of the mass if (as i guess) i'm not able to use 2 x pi x f x A for the maximum velocity????????

i have also calculated the amplitude,the angular frequency, the maximum acceleration???????????????
6. Well maximum velocity occurs at the equilibrium point. Find it's velocity there. Essentially Velocity = Speed are the same for that question. The only difference would be whether you add a - or not to the magnitude and that depends whether it's going to or fro from the equilibrium point. Well, that's what its usually taken as in the SHM questions.

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