Center of oscillation


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the point at which, if the whole matter of a suspended body were collected, the time of oscillation would be the same as it is in the actual form and state of the body.

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Equation (3) tells us that during each time segment the motion of the block is harmonic with constant amplitude whose center of oscillation has been either shifted to the left or to the right of the equilibrium position by an amount [beta].
4) at the turning points, as the center of oscillation is shifted toward the block by an amount equal to twice [beta].

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