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Unit 6

# 6.0 Unit 6 Overview: Simple Harmonic Motion

Kanya Shah

### AP Physics 1Β π‘

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With the basics of forces and energy covered in Units 1-4, weβll now shift our focus to applying these concepts to a new form of motion, Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM). SHM involves a periodic motion, typically focused on a pendulum or mass on a spring. Youβll be focusing on describing the energy transformations, forces, accelerations, and velocities of these objects and discuss the practical applications of them. SHM topics will account for ~2-4% of the AP exam questions.Β

## Applicable Big IdeasΒ

Big Idea #3: Force Interactions - The interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces.
Big Idea #5: Conservation - Changes that occur as a result of interactions are constrained by conservation laws.

### Key Concepts

• Period (T)
• Amplitude
• Frequency (f)
• Equilibrium Point
• Kinetic Energy (K)
• Potential Energy (Ug ,Usp)

### Key Equations Β

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