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science physics# What is an example of simple harmonic motion?

Last Updated: 21st May, 2020

**simple harmonic motion**, the displacement of the object is always in the opposite direction of the restoring force.

**Simple harmonic motion**is always oscillatory.

**Examples**are the

**motion**of the hands of a clock, the

**motion**of the wheels of a car, etc.

**Examples**are the

**motion**of a pendulum,

**motion**of a spring, etc.

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Likewise, people ask, what is meant by simple harmonic motion give some examples?

**Simple harmonic motion** is any **motion** where a restoring force is applied that is proportional to **the** displacement **and** in **the** opposite direction of that displacement. Another **example** of **simple harmonic motion** is a pendulum, though only if it swings at small angles.

One may also ask, is a bouncing ball an example of simple harmonic motion? Expert Answer. The **simple harmonic motion** follows a sinusoidal curve whereas a **bouncing ball** does not. The height travelled by the **ball** after each **bounce** reduces and finally the **ball** comes to rest.

Similarly, how is simple harmonic motion used in everyday life?

A pendulum is a **simple** example of **harmonic motion**. Draw you finger-nails across a chalk board, the sound is a **simple** albeit irritating example of **harmonic motion**. Another example is your ear drum itself, The sound waves move thru the air. This force F makes the ear bone vibrate.

What is simple harmonic motion equation?

The **motion equations** for **simple harmonic motion** provide for **calculating** any parameter of the **motion** if the others are known. If the period is T = s. then the frequency is f = Hz and the angular frequency = rad/s. The **motion** is described by Displacement = Amplitude x sin (angular frequency x time)