periodic motion consisting of one or more vibratory motions that are symmetric about a region of equilibrium, as the motion of a vibrating string of a musical instrument.
a periodic motion in which the displacement is symmetrical about a point or a periodic motion that is composed of such motions See also simple harmonic motion
A periodic vibration, as of a violin string, in which the motions are symmetrical about a region of equilibrium. Such a vibration may have only one frequency and amplitude or may be a combination of two or more components called harmonics. Also called periodic motion.
[hahr-mon-i-kuh n] /hɑrˈmɒn ɪ kən/ noun 1. (def 1). 2. .
- Harmonic oscillator
harmonic oscillator A physical system in which some value oscillates above and below a mean value at one or more characteristic frequencies. Such systems often arise when a contrary force results from displacement from a force-neutral position, and gets stronger in proportion to the amount of displacement. For example, pulling or pushing the end of […]
noun, Mathematics. 1. a series of numbers the reciprocals of which are in arithmetic progression. noun 1. a sequence of numbers whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression, as 1, 1/2, 1/3, … harmonic progression A sequence of quantities whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression, such as 1, 1/3 , 1/5 , 1/7 , …. and […]
[hahr-mon-iks] /hɑrˈmɒn ɪks/ noun, Music. 1. (used with a singular verb) the science of musical sounds. 2. (used with a plural verb) the partials or overtones of a fundamental tone. Compare (def 1). 3. (used with a plural verb) the flageoletlike tones of a string, as a violin string, made to vibrate so as to […]