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What variable is on the yaxis of a harmonic motion graph?

POSITION (cm)


What is the variable on the xaxis 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(HIGHLOW)


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?
