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Asked Nov 26, 2019
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Is a bouncing ball an example of simple harmonic motion?is the daily movement of a student from house to school and back simple harmonic motion?why or why not?

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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.

Step 2

For a simple harmonic motion, the maximum velocity occurs in the middle of the amplitude whereas the maximum amplitude in the case of the bouncin...

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