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Chapter 11 Vocab

TermDefinition
Pendulum a body so suspended from a fixed point as to move to and fro by the action of gravity and acquired momentum.
Cycle a round of years or a recurring period of time, especially one in which certain events or phenomena repeat themselves in the same order and at the same intervals.
Frequency Also, frequence. the state or fact of being frequent; frequent occurrence.
Amplitude large or full measure; abundance; copiousness.
Period a rather large interval of time that is meaningful in the life of a person, in history, etc., because of its particular characteristics.
Oscillator Electronics. a circuit that produces an alternating output current of a certain frequency determined by the characteristics of the circuit components.
Damping an energy-absorbing mechanism or resistance circuit causing this decrease.
Linear motion motion in one spatial dimension.
Harmonic motion repetitive movement back and forth through an equilibrium, or central, position, so that the maximum displacement on one side of this position is equal to the maximum displacement on the other side.
Hertz the standard unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI), equal to one cycle per second.
Phase a stage in a process of change or development.
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