Period motion is repeated motion at equal intervals of time. There are many different examples of periodic motion being performed, a bounding call, vibrating tuning fork, a rocking chair or a water wave. The interval for a single repetition or cycle is called a period. The number of periods per unit of time is called its frequency. For example, a period of the Earth’s orbit is one year and its frequency is one orbit per year.
Simple harmonic motion is a type of periodic motion where the restoring force is directly proportional to the displacement. The phenomena of simple harmonic motion can be seen in the motion of a simple pendulum and molecular vibration. The equation of the restoring force, F, can be seen in the following equation:
Where k is the spring constant and x is the displacement from the equilibrium.
The sinusoidal function of a simple harmonic motion can be solved using a differential equation
x(t)= c_1 cos(ωt)+ c_2 sin(ωt)=Acos(ωt- φ)
A= √(c_1^2+c_2^2 )
tan〖φ= c_2/c_1 〗
Where c_1 and c_2 are constants that can be solved for.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com November 16, 2018, 4:29 am ad1c9bdddf