is mean position always at t = 0

Asked by keshavgoyal9pro | 23rd May, 2022, 04:30: PM

Expert Answer:

In simple harmonic motion, position of particle need not be at mean position at t = 0
 
If the particle starts from mean position at t = 0, initial velocity is to be given , i.e., it starts with
given initial kinetic energy and this energy is utilized to maintain oscillation
 
Starting position can be the maximum displacement location on either side of mean position at t = 0 .
In this case stored energy is utilized to maintain the oscillations

Answered by Thiyagarajan K | 23rd May, 2022, 08:39: PM

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