- Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics
- Solar System
Simple Harmonic Motion: Key Informaiton
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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
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The solution calculates the period of oscillation of a particle in simple harmonic motion as well as explaining the concept itself.