# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Ch 25.1 thru 25.4
pendulum thru wave speed
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Physics
01/18/2011

Term
 vibration
Definition
 wiggle in time
Term
 wave
Definition
 wiggle in space and time
Term
 period for orbit
Definition
 time to revolve around the center point
Term
 period for pendulum
Definition
 the time of one back and forth swing
Term
 unit for period
Definition
 seconds
Term
 symbol for period
Definition
 T
Term
 most influential part of a pendulum
Definition
 length from pivot to center of gravity(CG)
Term
 galileo's formula for accel. due to gravity
Definition
 4 x pi squared x L divided by T squared
Term
 sine curve
Definition
 result of using a pen as bob on pendulum or spring with conveyor belt
Term
 crest
Definition
 high parts of sine curve
Term
 trough
Definition
 low parts of sine curve
Term
 amplitude
Definition
 midpoint to crest vertically on wave
Term
 wavelength
Definition
 horizontal measurement from crest to crest
Term
 frequency
Definition
 vibrations per unit of time (usually a second)
Term
 relationship between period and frequency
Definition
 reciprocals: T =1/f AND f=1/T
Term
 energy is transferred
Definition
 by a wave or disturbance in the medium
Term
 formula for velocity of a wave
Definition
 v=λf wavelength x frequency
Term
 λ (lambda)
Definition
 symbol for wavelength in meters
Term
 a more common formula for velocity
Definition
 speed = distance/time
Term
 unit for frequency
Definition
 hertz…..with various metric prefixes
Term
 unit for velocity
Definition
 m/s
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