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Mini-Quiz: Periodic Motion

by Ron Kurtus (revised 29 October 2011)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What is periodic motion?

Motion that regularly repeats itself

Motion that periodically accelerates

Motion that ends in a period

2. What is the reciprocal of a period ?


Speed or velocity


3. What is an application of periodic motion ?

Show how a car will slow down due to friction

Show how a tuning fork creates sound

Show how a ball increases speed from gravity

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

Clocks run on periodic motion

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