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The acceleration in a circular motion is directed towards the centre and is directly proportional to the radius of circle if it has uniform angular velocity. Is circular motion with uniform angular velocity simple harmonic motion?

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  • $\begingroup$ @SchrodingersCat: This should be an answer, IMO. $\endgroup$ – user36790 Dec 23 '15 at 4:29
  • $\begingroup$ @user36790 posted it as an answer. :-) $\endgroup$ – SchrodingersCat Dec 23 '15 at 4:31
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Is circular motion with uniform angular velocity simple harmonic motion?

No. Simple harmonic motion is the 2-D projection of uniform circular motion on a plane.

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    $\begingroup$ +1; Probably, OP is meddling periodic motion with simple harmonic motion. Though every SHM is periodic, every periodic motion is not SHM. $\endgroup$ – user36790 Dec 23 '15 at 4:33
  • $\begingroup$ I don't think the answer is a straightforward no. The two are closely related and you can think about uniform circular motion as a two-dimensional SHO. SHO is one-dimensional, btw. $\endgroup$ – Robert Stiffler Dec 23 '15 at 10:47

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