Vibration of an object about an equilibrium point is called simple harmonic motion when the restoring force is proportional to a. time. c. a spring constant. b. displacement. d. mass.
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User: Vibration of an object about an equilibrium point is called simple harmonic motion when the restoring force is proportional to a. time. c. a spring constant. b. displacement. d. mass.

Weegy: Vibration of an object about an equilibrium point is called simple harmonic motion when the restoring force is proportional to displacement.

User: Why is the right side of the equation F = -kx negative? a. Because movement is downward c. Because force is opposite of discplacement b. Because force is against the acceleration of gravity d. Because the acceleration due to gravity is negative

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The right side of the equation F = -kx is negative because force is opposite of displacement. The force exerted by the spring is said to be a restoring force that's why it acts opposite to the displacement.

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