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Chapter 11 Vocab


Pendulum a weight hung from a fixed point so that it can swing freely backward and forward
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; is often a distance or an angle.
Period the time for one cycle.
Oscillator a system that shows harmonic motion.
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 when an object goes from one place to another without repeating
Harmonic motion motion that repeats itself
Hertz a unit of one cycle per second used to measure frequency; the abbreviation is Hz.
Phase refers to where an oscillator is in its cycle.
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