Class 11 Physics Oscillations Introduction

Introduction

In this chapter we will learn about oscillatory motion or oscillations. Any motion which repeats itself at regular intervals of time is known as periodic motion. If a body moves back and forth repeatedly about its mean position then it is said to be in oscillatory motion.

For example: The to and fro movement of pendulum, jumping on a trampoline, a child swinging on a swing.

Oscillations can be defined as Periodic to and fro motion which repeat itself at regular intervals of time.

Pic: To and fro motion of pendulum

 

Pic: Child on a swing

 

Pic: Kids jumping on the trampoline

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