Flashcards in Topic 4.1: Kinematics of Simple Harmonic Motion Deck (6)
o An oscillation is any motion in which the displacement of a particle from a fixed point keeps changing direction and there is a periodicity in the motion i.e. the motion repeats in some way.
o displacement (x) – distance from the equilibrium or zero point
o amplitude (x0) – maximum displacement from the equilibrium or zero point
o frequency (f) – How many oscillations are completed in one second, equal to the inverse of the period
o period (T) – time it takes to complete one oscillation and return to starting point