Answer :

It is advised to measure the time between consecutive passage through the mean position in the same direction rather than from extreme points because in simple harmonic motion, the motion is fixed with respect to mean position. The extreme points slowly change after a small interval of time due to reasons like air friction. It may lead to inaccuracy of the time period is measured from extreme positions. Hence, it is important to take the measurement from mean position because it is fixed.

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
view all courses

Figure <span langPhysics - Exemplar

Figure <span langPhysics - Exemplar

Two uniform solidHC Verma - Concepts of Physics Part 1

A block of known HC Verma - Concepts of Physics Part 1