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Chapter 11 vocab.

TermDefinition
Pendulum a swinging lever so suspended from a fixed point as to move to and fro by the action of gravity and acquired momentum
Cycle a unit of motion that repeats over and over
Frequency in harmonics, the number of cycles an oscillator makes per second
Amplitude the maximum distance from the average in harmonic motion; often a distance or an angle
Period the time for one cycle
Oscillator a system that shows harmonic motion
Damping a decreasing of the amplitude of an electrical or mechanical wave
Linear motion motion along a straight line
Harmonic motion motion that repeats itself
Hertz a unit of one cycle per second used to measure frequency
Phase refers to where an oscillator is in its cycle
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