Oscillations

Simple Harmonic Motion

Simple Harmonic Motion shows a sequence of “snapshots” of a simple oscillating system. a particle moving repeatedly back and forth about the origin of an x axis. I  this section we simply describe the motion. Later, we shall discuss how to attain such motion. One important property of oscillatory motion is its  requency, or number of oscillations that are …

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Oscillations

Oscillations We are surrounded by oscillations-motions that repeat themselves. There are swinging chandeliers. boats bobbing at anchor. and the surging pistons in the engines of cars. There are oscillating guitar strings, drums, bells,  iaphragms in telephones and speaker systems, and quartz crystals in  ristwatches. Less evident are the oscillations of the air molecules that transmit the sensation of sound. …

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