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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
