Hi, there is a question in my text that has stumped me. I have looked throught the book and there is nothing simliar in the examples. Q, The period of a particle moving in SHM has a period of 6 seconds and an amplitude of 8 cm. Calculate the velocity and acceleration when the displacement when the particle is 5 cm from the centre of motion.
How do I use p=6 s and a=8 cm to derive an equation for the displacement? Will it be cos or sin? Can it be either? How would you know?
I'm thinking I need to find the equation for the displacement making x=5 and solve for t. Then I could differentiate x to get v and a, substituting in my value for t. But how do I start?