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the absolute value of the maximum displacement from a zero value during one period of an oscillation
amplitude
to press together; force into less space
compression
a. the number of periods or regularly occurring events of any given kind in unit of time, usually in one second.
b. the number of cycles or completed alternations per unit time of a wave or oscillation.
frequency
the SI unit of frequency, equal to one cycle per second. Abbreviation: Hz


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Origin:
1925–30; named after H. R. Hertz
hertz
the law stating that the stress on a solid substance is directly proportional to the strain produced, provided the stress is less than the elastic limit of the substance.


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Origin:
1850–55; named after R. Hooke who formulated it
Hooke's Law