Saturday, 30 August 2014

HARMONIC MOTION TERMINOLOGY


HARMONIC MOTION
Select the correct term to complete the sentences.

oscillators
frequency
natural frequency
damping
amplitude
phase
resonance
hertz
restoring force
harmonic motion
cycle
period
vibration

1. Frequency is measured in ____.
2. A ____ is the building block of harmonic motion and has a beginning
and an end.
3. The time it takes for one cycle is called the ____.
4. Motion that repeats itself over and over is called ____.
5. The number of cycles an oscillator makes per second is called the
____.
6. A pendulum, an atom, and the solar system are all examples of ____.
7. ____ describes the size of a cycle.
8. Swinging motion (back and forth motion that repeats) is an example
of a ____.
10. The ____ of an oscillator describes where it is in the cycle.
11. When the frequency of a periodic force matches the natural frequency
of the oscillating system, ____ occurs.
12. A guitar is tuned by adjusting the ____ of the vibrating string to
match a musical note.
13. The ____ is a force that always acts to pull an oscillator back toward
the center position.