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Simple Harmonic Motion: Key Informaiton

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

Solution Summary

The solution calculates the period of oscillation of a particle in simple harmonic motion as well as explaining the concept itself.