A hole is drilled straight through the center of the earth and a particle is dropped into the hole. Neglect rotational effects:
a) Show that the particle's motion, assuming that earth's gravity acts from the exact center of the earth, is simple harmonic motion.
b) Calculate the Period of oscillation© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com November 24, 2021, 12:29 pm ad1c9bdddf
The solution calculates the period of oscillation of a particle in simple harmonic motion as well as explaining the concept itself.