Is period motion is simple harmonic motion and simple harmonic motion is periodic motion?

Asked by  | 8th Nov, 2012, 11:39: AM

Expert Answer:

A periodic motion is one in which particle or object retraces its path after a definite period of time. In periodic motion particle retraces its path only once in one time period.
whereas simple harmonic motion is one in which particle retraces its path after a definite period of time but it to and fro about a mean point in its path and we can say completes its path twice in a single period of time.
so, we can say that every simple harmonic motion is a periodic one but all periodic motions are not simple harmonic ones.

Answered by  | 8th Nov, 2012, 10:25: PM

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