Definition of Periodic motion
1. Noun. Motion that recurs over and over and the period of time required for each recurrence remains the same.
Generic synonyms: Motion, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Harmonic Motion
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Literary usage of Periodic motion
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1. A Text-book of Physics: Including a Collection of Examples and Questions by William Watson (1920)
"Definition of periodic motion.—We have hitherto considered the motion of a body to be either uniform or to vary continuously. There is, however, a most ..."
2. A Treatise on Gyrostatics and Rotational Motion: Theory and Applications by Andrew Gray (1918)
"periodic motion of weak top. If 6a is not zero, there is in this ... Determination of azimuthal displacement for periodic motion of ^ceak top. ..."
3. An Introduction to the Theory of Optics by Sir Arthur Schuster (1904)
"The Simple periodic motion. A motion which is repeated at regular intervals of time is called a periodic motion. The simplest kind of periodic motion is ..."
4. On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music by Hermann von Helmholtz (1912)
"By a periodic motion we mean one which constantly returns to the same condition ... Our definition of periodic motion then enables us to answer the question ..."
5. Mathematical Papers by William Kingdon Clifford (1882)
"XXL GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF THE HARMONIC COMPONENTS OF A periodic motion*. FOURIER'S theorem asserts that any motion having the period P may be decomposed ..."