Define Oscillatory motion ?

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Define Oscillatory motion ?

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Oscillatory motion is defined as the to and fro motion of an object from its mean position. The ideal condition is that the object can be in oscillatory motion forever in the absence of friction but in the real world, this is not possible and the object has to settle into equilibrium.

To describe mechanical oscillation, the term vibration is used which is found in a swinging pendulum. Likewise, the beating of the human heart is an example of oscillation in dynamic systems.

## Examples of Oscillatory Motion

Following are the examples of oscillatory motion:

• Oscillation of simple pendulum
• Vibrating strings of musical instruments is a mechanical example of oscillatory motion
• Movement of spring
• Alternating current is an electrical example of oscillatory motion
• Series of oscillations are seen in the cosmological model

Oscillatory motion is defined as the to and fro motion of an object from its mean position. The ideal condition is that the object can be in oscillatory motion forever in the absence of friction but in the real world, this is not possible and the object has to settle into equilibrium.

To describe mechanical oscillation, the term vibration is used which is found in a swinging pendulum. Likewise, the beating of the human heart is an example of oscillation in dynamic systems.

## Examples of Oscillatory Motion

Following are the examples of oscillatory motion:

• Oscillation of simple pendulum
• Vibrating strings of musical instruments is a mechanical example of oscillatory motion
• Movement of spring
• Alternating current is an electrical example of oscillatory motion
• Series of oscillations are seen in the cosmological model