The restoring force is expressed as:
Here, x is the displacement and k is the spring constant.
A restoring force of magnitude F acts on a system with a displacement of magnitude x. In which the following cases will the system undergo simple harmonic motion?
A) F ∝ x
B) F ∝ sin x
C) F ∝ 1/x
D) F ∝ x2
E) F ∝ √x
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