The SHM general formula is this:
$y(t) = A\sin(\omega t + \alpha) +B$
I have two questions about it
As far as I know, there is the cosine formula for when the particle starts at P and sine for when the particle starts at O. But, does it mean that with this general formula above, it doesn't matter where it starts due to α?
What does the constant B mean? Like where is it represented in a motion? (Please be as explicit and simple as possible for this as I've tried reading many different websites to no avail)