Periodic Motion: Definition & Examples


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What is periodic motion?

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1. If an object in periodic motion completes one full cycle in 0.5 seconds, what is the frequency of the motion?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of periodic motion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the quiz/worksheet combination to assess your understanding of periodic motion. To score well on this quiz, you should be able to identify examples of both periodic motion and simple harmonic motion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments, you will review:

  • Elements of periodic motion
  • Frequency of an object in period motion
  • Examples of simple harmonic motion
  • Conditions of simple harmonic motion

Skills Practiced

Students will practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions related about examples of periodic motion
  • Making connections- link your understanding of period motion with simple harmonic motion
  • Defining Key Concepts- ensure that you can accurately define periodic motion

Additional Learning

Watch the accompanying lesson, Periodic Motion: Definition & Examples, to give yourself more information about this topic. Objectives covered will include:

  • Understand time period and frequency
  • Review how a rocking chair exhibits periodic motion
  • Understand the force of a spring