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    I'm struggling to understand the equations around SHM for M3.

    What does n stand for in the equation for the period, T ?

    T= 2π/n.

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    The equation is usually written as T= 2π/ω
    That is, with ω not n
    ω is a constant of the motion.
    The usual significance of ω is that it equals the angular velocity of the circular motion that is used to represent SHM.
    If a point moves round a circle at angular velocity ω radians per second, and there are 2π radians (360 deg) in one complete circle, then it will take a time of 2π/ω to complete the circle. [Time is distance divided by speed] The time to complete one complete revolution is T, the period of the motion.
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    (Original post by Stonebridge)
    The equation is usually written as T= 2π/ω
    That is, with ω not n
    ω is a constant of the motion.
    The usual significance of ω is that it equals the angular velocity of the circular motion that is used to represent SHM.
    If a point moves round a circle at angular velocity ω radians per second, and there are 2π radians (360 deg) in one complete circle, then it will take a time of 2π/ω to complete the circle. [Time is distance divided by speed] The time to complete one complete revolution is T, the period of the motion.
    oh so the n is the same as the ω, the angular velocity in objects that go at a constant speed around the circle (that we learn in M2).

    Thanks alot - i think i understand now :woo:
 
 
 
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