Is rotation of earth oscilatory motion? If yes then how.explain?

2 Answers

  • NCS
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    A principle characteristic of SHM is a restoring force proportional to the distance from equilibrium.

    Rotation of the Earth does not qualify based on this definition.

  • 4 weeks ago

    In a broad sense both circular and elliptical motion are a more general form of SHM.  In other words what you think of as oscillatory is merely a one dimensional component of 2 dimensional rotation.  All the formulae are completely compatible because they represent the same situation. 

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