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Chapter 11 Vocab

TermDefinition
Pendulum a swinging lever, weighted at the lower end, for regulating the speed of a clock mechanism
Cycle a round of years or a recurring period of time, especially one in which certain events repeat themselves in the same order and at the same intervals
Frequency rate of occurence
Amplitude the state or quality of being ample, especially as to width; largeness; greatness of extent
Period any specified division or portion of time
Oscillator a circuit that produces an alternating output current of a certain frequency determined by the characteristics of the circuit components
Damping a decreasing of the amplitude of an electrical or mechanical wave
Linear Motion motion along a straight line, and can therefore be described mathematically using only one spatial dimension
Harmonic Motion periodic motion consisting of one of more vibratory motions that are symmetric about a region of equilibrium
Hertz the standard unit of frequency, equal to one cycle per second
Phase a stage in a process of change or development
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