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Chapter 11 Vocab

Science Vocab

Pendulum a body suspended from a fixed point as to back and forth by the action of gravity and momentum.
Cycle any complete round or series of occurrences that repeats or is repeated.
Frequency rate of occurrence
Amplitude large or full measure; abundance especially width
Period any specified division or portion of time
Oscillator to swing or back and forth, as a pendulum does
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
Harmonic Motion a type of periodic motion where the restoring force is directly proportional to the displacement
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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