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Chapter 11 Vocab

Vocab

TermDefinition
Pendulum an example of an oscillator
Cycle a unit if motion that repeats over and over
Frequency (1) in harmonics, the number of cycles an oscillator makes per second (2) in waves, the number of wavelengths that pass a given point in one second.
Amplitude the maximum distance from the average in harmonic motion; amplitude is often a distance or angle
Period the time for one cycle
Oscillator a system that shows harmonic motion
Damping word used to describe the gradual loss of amplitude of an oscillator
Liner Motion motion that goes fron one place to another without repeating
Harmonic Motion motion that repeats itself
Hertz a unit of one cycle per second used to measure frenquency
Phase refersbto where an oscilator is in its cycle
Created by: Kateliseg