simple harmonic motion

simple harmonic motion
noun Physics oscillatory motion under a retarding force proportional to the amount of displacement from an equilibrium position.

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  • Simple harmonic motion — is the motion of a simple harmonic oscillator, a motion that is neither driven nor damped. The motion is periodic, as it repeats itself at standard intervals in a specific manner described as being sinusoidal, with constant amplitude. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • simple harmonic motion — Physics. vibratory motion in a system in which the restoring force is proportional to the displacement from equilibrium. Abbr.: S.H.M., s.h.m. * * * Repetitive back and forth movement through a central, or equilibrium, position in which the… …   Universalium

  • simple harmonic motion — noun periodic motion in which the restoring force is proportional to the displacement • Hypernyms: ↑harmonic motion …   Useful english dictionary

  • simple harmonic motion — noun a form of vibratory motion which may be represented by projecting on to the diameter of a circle the uniform motion of a point round its circumference. Abbrev.: SHM …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Harmonic motion — Harmonic Har*mon ic (h[aum]r*m[o^]n [i^]k), Harmonical Har*mon ic*al ( [i^]*kal), a. [L. harmonicus, Gr. armoniko s; cf. F. harmonique. See {Harmony}.] 1. Concordant; musical; consonant; as, harmonic sounds. [1913 Webster] Harmonic twang! of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Harmonic motion — can mean: The motion of a Harmonic oscillator (in physics), which can be: Simple harmonic motion Complex harmonic motion Keplers laws of planetary motion (in physics, known as the harmonic law) Quasi harmonic motion: Unit… …   Wikipedia

  • harmonic motion — noun a periodic motion in which the displacement is either symmetrical about a point or is the sum of such motions • Hypernyms: ↑periodic motion, ↑periodic movement • Hyponyms: ↑simple harmonic motion …   Useful english dictionary

  • harmonic motion — /haˌmɒnɪk ˈmoʊʃən/ (say hah.monik mohshuhn) noun Physics See simple harmonic motion …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Harmonic motion — Motion Mo tion, n. [F., fr. L. motio, fr. movere, motum, to move. See {Move}.] 1. The act, process, or state of changing place or position; movement; the passing of a body from one place or position to another, whether voluntary or involuntary;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harmonic motion — noun Date: 1867 a periodic motion (as of a sounding violin string or swinging pendulum) that has a single frequency or amplitude or is composed of two or more such simple periodic motions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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