Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 13 - For Thought and Discussion: 1

Answer

yes; no

Work Step by Step

This is an example of dampened oscillatory motion. After all, the ball moves up and down in a periodic pattern, losing its energy over time. However, gravity is a constant force, so it is not an example of simple harmonic motion.
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