Cyclic Motion

  • Due Sep 29, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Sep 29, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited


Watch the following video tutorial on cyclic (periodic) motion, then take the quiz.

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• Motion that has a repeating pattern is called cyclic motion (or periodic motion).
• The time it takes to complete one full cycle, such as one rotation, is called the period.
• Frequency is the number of cycles per second.
• The amplitude indicates the size of the motion, for example, the stride length in a walk cycle.
• For rotation, the amplitude is the circumference, which depends on the radius of rotation.
• The speed of the motion increases with both amplitude and frequency.
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