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Physical conclusions for an electron oscillation


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y (t) = y0 Cos [2 Pi /T] t

v (t) = - y0 [2 Pi / T ] Sin [ 2 Pi / T ] t

a (t) = - y0 [2 Pi /T ] ^2 Cos [2 Pi / T ] t





Conclusions: At t=0,the electon starts at position y(t=0)= y0 = 0.1 m with an initial velocity
of v(t=0)=v0=0.At this time the acceleration is maximum in magnitude and is negative ( pointing downward ).
After one quarter of the period, t=T/4 ,the electron passes through the origin with 
maximum speed in a downward direction with zero acceleration.After a three-quarter period t=3T/4,the
electron is at a turnaround point characterized by its maximum negative amplitude, y0=-0.1 m.
At this point the electron is at its lowest extreme-and zero velocity. The acceleration is maximum
and possitive, meaning the velocity is becoming possitive, and the electron will subsequently move
upward toward the origin.Finally, after one full period (t=T), the electron has come back to its
starting point,to a full stop, with a maximum downward acceleration.Without any dampping,our system
behaves as a simple harmonic motion. A simple harmonic oscillator oscillates with equal displacement,
y0, on either side of the equilibrium position, the center of the ring.Special thing about 
simple harmonic motion is that the period T and and frequency f are independent of amplitude y0.

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