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04-03-2007, 01:16 PM
I'm confused at this question and could use some help.

a body oscillates with simple harmonic motion along the x-axis. it's displacement varies with time according to the equation

A=A0sin (wt + PI/3

where w= pi radians per second, t is the seconds, and a0= 7.6m
What is the phas of the motion at t= 2.6s? answer in units of rad.

04-03-2007, 01:49 PM
What is the definition (from your book) of "phase of motion"?

When you reply, please post a corrected version of the equation; there is currently an unmatched grouping symbol.

Thank you.


04-04-2007, 02:29 PM
Sorry the problem was written A=Asin(wt+pi/3)

My book doesn't really define phase of motion it has harmonic motion, wave motion , equation of motion, but I don't actually see a definition.