Period of Oscillation

Period of Oscillation

 

the smallest interval of time in which a system undergoing oscillation returns to the state it was in at a time arbitrarily chosen as the beginning of the oscillation. Strictly speaking, the concept of period of oscillation is applicable only when the values of a quantity recur exactly over equal time intervals—for example, in the case of harmonic oscillation. However, it is also used in a broader and less strict sense for cases of approximately recurring processes.

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where f--is a coefficient considering changes in the hardness of copper and random variation of the allowance; T--the period of oscillation of the cutting force, ms; [b.
When the plant leaf oscillation amplitude reaches up to 30[degrees], up to 14% less of the Sun's radiation energy reach the leaf surface in a certain period of oscillation (Fig.
The major sources of error in the magnetic torque method are in the measurement of the period of oscillation of the magnet and also in the measurement of the coil currents.
By measuring the period of oscillation, we could therefore detect chemical substances with molecular precision.
It has also been demonstrated that when the vibration in the earth caused by the seismic disturbance coincides with the natural period of oscillation, it reinforces the motion.
Starting at high frequencies (short relaxation times), the glassy zone is defined by little to no configurational rearrangement of the chain backbone in the period of oscillation.
The period of oscillation is measured by watching the movement of a mark on the pendulum past a mark on the lower platform.
The major period of the fluctuation in exposure time is the same as the period of oscillation in the inclination of the moon's orbit, but the fluctuation in exposure is out of phase with the moon's inclination.
HDPE presented the longer period of oscillations, as expected from its more elastic behavior (see Fig.
Yet, he did not stop with this accidental observation, but by probing nature with further measurements he succeeded in relating the pendulum's motion to measure and number {quantitative results} and to deduce the law by means of which he calculated the height of the arch in the dome at Pisa from the period of oscillations of the chandeliers suspended therein.
4) When the period of oscillations is short, typically 3 yr or less, the predicted dynamics are a limit cycle, but when the period is longer, the dynamics are chaotic with a distinct periodic component (Fig.