University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321973615
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-361-0

Chapter 14 - Periodic Motion - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 459: Q14.3



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The restoring force that is proportional to the displacement ensures that the tines of the tuning fork undergo SHM (though its amplitude decreases over time). This is important because in SHM, the frequency remains constant, and the sound emitted by a tuning fork is used as a reference to ensure that instruments are in tune.
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