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Problem: In simple harmonic motion, the speed is greatest at that point in the cycle whenA) the magnitude of the acceleration is a maximum.B) the displacement is a maximum.C) the magnitude of the acceleration is a minimum.D) the potential energy is a maximum.E) the kinetic energy is a minimum.

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At maximum displacement:

  • the velocity is zero/minimum 
  • kinetic energy is zero/minimum
  • the potential energy is maximum. 
  • the magnitude of the acceleration is maximum
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In simple harmonic motion, the speed is greatest at that point in the cycle when

A) the magnitude of the acceleration is a maximum.

B) the displacement is a maximum.

C) the magnitude of the acceleration is a minimum.

D) the potential energy is a maximum.

E) the kinetic energy is a minimum.

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