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Terms

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Oscillating system
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Any system that always experiences a force acting against the displacement of
the system (restoring force).

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Restoring force
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A force that always acts against the displacement of the system.

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Periodic Motion
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Any motion in which a system returns to its initial position at a later time.

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Amplitude
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The maximum displacement of an oscillating system.

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Period
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The time it takes for a system to complete one oscillation.

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Frequency
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The rate at which a system completes an oscillation.

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Hertz
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The unit of measurement of frequency.

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Angular Frequency
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The radian measure of frequency: frequency times 2*Π*.

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Simple Harmonic Motion
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Any motion that experiences a restoring force proportional to the
displacement of the system.

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Formulae

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Relation between variables of oscillation
** | *σ* = 2*Πν* = |

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Force exerted by a spring with constant ***k* | *F* = - *kx* |

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Differential equation describing simple harmonic motion
** | + *x* = 0 |

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Formula for the period of a mass-spring system
** | *T* = 2*Π* |

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Formula for the frequency of a mass-spring system
** | *ν* = |

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Formula for the angular frequency of a mass-spring system
** | *σ* = |

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Equation for the displacement in simple harmonic motion
** | *x* = *x*_{m}cos(*σt*) |

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Equation for the velocity in simple harmonic motion
** | *v* = *σx*_{m}sin(*σt*) |

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Equation for the acceleration in simple harmonic motion
** | *a* = *σ*^{2}*x*_{m}cos(*σt*) |

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Equation for the potential
energy of a simple
harmonic system
** | *U* = *kx*^{2} |