simple harmonic motion


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simple harmonic motion:

see harmonic motionharmonic motion,
regular vibration in which the acceleration of the vibrating object is directly proportional to the displacement of the object from its equilibrium position but oppositely directed.
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simple harmonic motion

[′sim·pəl här′män·ik ′mō·shən]
(mechanics)
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A simple harmonic motion can be said to be more reversible than inertial motion, since the final uncertainty, after a 'forwards' and 'backwards' motion, is the same as the initial uncertainty.
2) Michael Durkin; (3) Darci Acomb; (4) Simple Harmonic Motion, an a cappella ensemble, which includes (back row, second from left) Kevin Black of Northboro, will be singing with Pro Musica Youth Chorus on March 28, at Hudson Town Hall, 78 Main St.