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The kind of motion described as from one place to another is called
LINEAR MOTION
A person running is an example of __ motion.
LINEAR
The kind of motion that repeats is called
HARMONIC MOTION
A person swinging on a swing is an example of __ motion.
HARMONIC
The building blocks of harmonic motion are
CYCLES
A repeating unit of motion is called a(n)
CYCLE
How do you find the cycle of a pendulum?
FROM STARTING POINT TO RETURN TO STARTING POINT
A system showing harmonic motion is called a(n)
OSCILLATOR
An oscillating system in astronomy is
THE SOLAR SYSTEM (orbits)
An oscillating system in music is
SOUND, MUSIC/BEATS, SPEAKERS
An oscillating system in art is
COLOR
An oscillating system in technology is
CELL PHONES, RADIO, CLOCKS
The time it takes for one cycle to occur is a(n)
PERIOD
The symbol for period is
T
The units for period is
SECONDS (s)
The equation for period is
T = 1/f
The number of cycles per second is the
FREQUENCY
The symbol for frequency is
f
The unit for frequency is
HERTZ (Hz)
Another way to write the unit Hz is
1/s
The equation for frequency is
f= 1/T
0.8 Hz is an example of
FREQUENCY
1.25 s is an example of
PERIOD
2/s is an example of
FREQUENCY
How long a cycle lasts is the
PERIOD
The size of a cycle is
AMPLITUDE
The maximum distance from the center or average is the
AMPLITUDE
What is the affect of friction on the motion of a pendulum?
SLOWS THE MOTION
What is the affect of friction on amplitude?
REDUCED (damping)
The gradual loss of amplitude of an oscillator is called
DAMPING
Period and frequency have a(n) __ relationship.
INVERSE
As the period increases, frequency...
DECREASES
Which factor(s) affect(s) the length of the period of a pendulum: amplitude, mass, string length?
STRING LENGTH

(not amplitude due to speed canceling distance; not mass due to acceleration due to gravity being constant for all masses)
Which factor(s) affect(s) the length of the time for damping to occur with a pendulum: mass, string length?
MASS (because of momentum/inertia) and STRING LENGTH