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Chapter 11 Vocab


Pendulum A swinging lever, weighted at the lower end, for regulating the speed of a clock mechanism
Cycle A unit of motion that repeats itself
Frequency The number of cycles an oscillator makes per 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 A decreasing of the amplitude of an electrical or mechanical wave
Linear Motion Linear motion is any motion that moves in a straight line in one direction. It can either be in a horizontal, vertical or inclined direction. An object in linear motion will keep the same velocity and direction unless an external force acts against it
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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