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# is angular frequency and angular speed the same thing?

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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