simple harmonic motion


noun Physics.

vibratory motion in a system in which the restoring force is proportional to the displacement from equilibrium. Abbreviation: S.H.M., s.h.m.

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British Dictionary definitions for simple harmonic motion

simple harmonic motion

noun

a form of periodic motion of a particle, etc, in which the acceleration is always directed towards some equilibrium point and is proportional to the displacement from this pointAbbreviation: SHM
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Scientific definitions for simple harmonic motion

simple harmonic motion

See harmonic motion.
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