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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The time period of 100 years was chosen as a natural period that touches everyone in a tangible way C it represents two generations before and the next two future generations in essence spanning from grandparents to grandchildren.
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".
This happens, in particular, when the natural period T of the elastoplastic oscillator is sufficiently low (cf.
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.
In addition, certain English language learners observed at the elementary level are seen to experience a kind of dual language delay--a natural period of adjustment to parallel but distinct language codes in the child's environment.
With any young player entering the game it takes a natural period of time for that player to understand their own game and understanding where their weaknesses lie and how they can work on those.
Playing a nationally ranked team and going through a natural period of adjustment were cited as reasons for CLU's early struggles.
Most experts recommend that you should have one natural period before trying for a baby.
Usually rubber bearings are designed to have a horizontal natural period of 2.
The extension of life beyond a natural period promises not only hope for those with unfinished work, but a source of scientific discovery and economic opportunity," Moorstein said.