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  1. simple harmonic motionnoun

    periodic motion in which the restoring force is proportional to the displacement


  1. simple harmonic motionnoun

    oscillating motion (as of a pendulum) in which the acceleration of the oscillator has an equal magnitude but opposite direction to the displacement of it from the equilibrium position


  1. Simple harmonic motion

    In mechanics and physics, simple harmonic motion is a type of periodic motion where the restoring force is directly proportional to the displacement. It can serve as a mathematical model of a variety of motions, such as the oscillation of a spring. In addition, other phenomena can be approximated by simple harmonic motion, including the motion of a simple pendulum as well as molecular vibration. Simple harmonic motion is typified by the motion of a mass on a spring when it is subject to the linear elastic restoring force given by Hooke's Law. The motion is sinusoidal in time and demonstrates a single resonant frequency. In order for simple harmonic motion to take place, the net force of the object at the end of the pendulum must be proportional to the displacement. Simple harmonic motion provides a basis for the characterization of more complicated motions through the techniques of Fourier analysis.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Simple Harmonic Motion

    Motion of a point or body back and forth along a line; the motion of a pendulum, as regards its successive swings back and forth, is an example of harmonic motion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of simple harmonic motion in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of simple harmonic motion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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