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phase constant of oscillation

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What is the phase constant in equation 14.14 if the initial position of the oscillating particle is:

a) 0
b) -A
c) A
d) A/2

(A is the amplitude)

equation 14.14 is:
x(t) = Acos(wt + pi(


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It finds the phase constant of oscillation given its initial position. The solution is detailed and was rated '5/5' by the student who originally posted the questions.