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chapter 11

TermDefinition
pendulum a weight hung from a fixed point that can swing freely backwards and fowards
Cycle series of events that are regularly repeated
frequency the rate at which something occurs
amplitude the mamimum extent of a vibration
period a length or a portion of time
oscillator a device for generating oscillating electric currents
damping a decrease in the amplitude of an oscillation as a result of energy being drained from the system to overcome frictional or other resistive forces.
linear motion is motion along a straight line
harmonic motion is a type of periodic motion where the restoring force is directly proportional to the displacement.
hertz equal to one cycle per second
phase a distinct period or stage in a process of change
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