# 8: Small Oscillations

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• 8.1: Simple Harmonic Motion
Restoring forces cause objects to oscillate back-and-forth across the equilibrium point. We will look at a specific class of restoring forces, which cause a common type of oscillatory motion.
• 8.2: Other Restoring Forces
Simple harmonic motion arises from restoring forces other than masses on springs. Here we explore a couple of examples.

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