natural period

natural period

[′nach·rəl ′pir·ē·əd]
(physics)
Period of the free oscillation of a body or system; when the period varies with amplitude, the natural period is the period when the amplitude approaches zero.
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Sleep is a natural period within every 24 hours when the body repairs itself, tests its systems, consolidates memory, purges itself of cellular waste and stockpiles energy for the day ahead,' Charles B.
The fundamental natural period was calculated on the basis of mass and stiffness of the building.
The results of phase -I revealed that seismic isolation of a fix base building reduces the floor accelerations and base shear by lengthening the natural period of vibration of the structure.
This astatic spring suspension determines stiffness of a mechanical system of the S-5-S and enables to control its natural period.
The problem is that many of us resist this natural period of hibernation and want to keep firing on all cylinders.
The difference is that in the first case it is a natural period in a woman's life, and in the second case--a complex of unhealthy symptoms, which is called the "climacteric syndrome".
We considerate one sonic resonance, form by weightily, connected by one piston, used in one equilibrium position by resorts and bend to one face to one sonic flow, with a period equal with a natural period of vibration to the sounding board [L.
This happens, in particular, when the natural period T of the elastoplastic oscillator is sufficiently low (cf.
It is important that we get this right: saying that a woman is "skipping" her period with these regimens also implies that we are interfering with a natural period.
This may help it through current difficult times, but no doubt their results will tell us whether the slowdown in the housing market is gathering pace or if it is simply a natural period of correction after the buoyant conditions that existed before.