College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 13 - Vibrations and Waves - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Multiple Choice Questions - Page 482: 1


(b) opposite in direction.

Work Step by Step

For a particle in SHM, $F=-kx$, where $F$ is the force and $x$ is the displacement. The negative sign in this equation indicates that the direction of displacement and force are opposite. Therefore, option (b) is correct.
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