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What variable is on the y-axis of a harmonic motion graph?
POSITION (cm)
What is the variable on the x-axis of a harmonic motion graph?
TIME (s)
Another name for harmonic motion is
PERIODIC MOTION
What does the value of y=0 on a harmonic motion graph refer to if showing the motion of a pendulum?
CENTER POINT OF MOTION
What does a negative y value on a harmonic motion graph refer to if showing the motion of a pendulum?
MOTION TO THE LEFT OF CENTER
What does a positive y value on a harmonic motion graph refer to if showing the motion of a pendulum?
MOTION TO THE RIGHT OF CENTER
What does a maximum negative y value on a harmonic motion graph refer to if showing the motion of a pendulum?
AMPLITUDE
What does a maximum positive y value on a harmonic motion graph refer to if showing the motion of a pendulum?
AMPLITUDE
What is the equation for calculating amplitude from a harmonic motion graph?
1/2(HIGH-LOW)
What are the units for amplitude?
usually CENTIMETERS or METERS
What is the equation for calculating period from a harmonic motion graph?
END TIME - START TIME
The point of the oscillator within a cycle is the
PHASE
The common unit of measurement for a phase is
DEGREES
One rotation is an example of a
CYCLE
What distinguishes circular motion from harmonic motion?
CIRCULAR MOTION ALWAYS LASTS 360 DEGREES
What term is used to describe two oscillators with the exact same period that start at the exact same time?
IN PHASE
When cycles are aligned, the oscillators are said to be
IN PHASE
What term is used to describe two oscillators with the exact same period that start at different times?
OUT OF PHASE
Other than different starting times, what other factor can cause two oscillators to be out of phase?
DIFFERENT PERIODS
12.25 CYCLES
How many cycles are shown?
2 Hz
If it takes the oscillation 24.5 seconds to be complete, what is its frequency?
24.5 s
If it takes the oscillation 24.5 seconds to be complete, what is its period?