Correct Answer - Option 4 : y = r(1 - cos α)

**Explanation:**

**Harmonic cam profile:** Harmonic motion can be generated by an offset (eccentric) circular cam with a radial follower and is therefore a common form to use for a displacement diagram. Cams with this type of transition curve is commonly referred to as harmonic cams.

The equations for harmonic motion are formed from the basic equation

\(y = C_0\ +\ C_1\ \cos\ C_2θ = C_0 \left ( 1\ + \ \frac {C_1}{C_0}\cos C_2θ \right )\)

Harmonic motion produces a sine velocity curve and a cosine acceleration curve. There is no discontinuity at the inflection point so that θ is defined by a single equation for all angles between zero and β .

The equations for the rise starting from **θ = 0 and ending θ = β and y= L are**

\(y = \frac {L}{2} \left ( 1 - \cos \frac {\pi \theta }{\beta } \right )\)

Can be rewritten as

**y = r (1 - cos α)**

Here r = \(\frac L 2\), \(\alpha = \frac {\pi \theta }{\beta }\)