HC Verma - Concepts of Physics Part 1

Book: HC Verma - Concepts of Physics Part 1

Chapter: 12. Simple Harmonic Motion

Subject: Physics - Class 11th

Q. No. 5 of Short Answer

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A small creature moves with constant speed in a vertical circle on a bright day. Does its shadow formed by the sun on a horizontal plane move in a simple harmonic motion?

Yes, the shadow of the creature will move in simple harmonic motion. The body A is moving with a constant speed in circular path, hence its shadow projection on the horizontal plane will show periodic motion along its diameter.

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