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Periodic motion

The most difficult decision that I must make for this series is to decide where to begin. I need to begin at a sufficiently elementary level that you willunderstand everything that you read. So, before getting into the actual topic of digital signal processing, I'm going to take you back to some elementary physicsand mathematical concepts and discuss periodic motion .

Many physical devices (and electronic circuits as well) exhibit a characteristic commonly referred to as periodic motion. This includes pendulums,acoustic speakers, springs, human vocal cords, etc.

Motion of a pendulum

For example, consider the pendulum on a grandfather clock. Once you start the pendulum swinging, it will swing for a long time (actually, the spring in the clock gives it a little kick during each repetition, so it will continue toswing until the spring runs down).

The most important characteristic of the motion of the pendulum is that every repetition takes almost exactly the same amount of time. In other words, theperiod of time during which the pendulum swings from one side to the other is very constant. That is the source of the term periodic motion .

A bag of sand

Even without the spring to help it along, a pendulum swinging in a low-friction environment will swing for a long time. Visualize a pendulumconsisting of a bag of sand tied to the end of a long rope suspended from your ceiling (sheltered from the wind). Assume that the bag is filled with colored sand, and that it has a small hole in the bottom. Assume that you startit swinging in a back-and-forth motion (no circular motion).

The sand traces out a pattern

As the bag of sand swings back and forth, a little bit of sand will leak out of the hole and land on the floor below. The sand will trace out a line, whichis parallel to the direction of motion of the bag of sand.

Now assume that you carefully drag a carpet across the floor under the bag at a uniform rate, perpendicular to the direction of motion of the bag. This willcause the sand that leaks from the bag to trace out a zigzag pattern on the carpet very similar to the curved line shown in Figure 1 .

Figure 1. A sinusoidal function.
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A sinusoidal function

The shape of the curve shown in Figure 1 is often referred to as a sinusoidal function.

In this assumed scenario, the bag is swinging back and forth along the vertical axis in Figure 1 , and the carpet is being dragged along the horizontal axis. The motion of the bag causes the sand to be leaked in a back-and-forthzigzag pattern. The motion of the carpet causes that pattern to be elongated along the horizontal axis.

A sinusoidal function:

Figure 1 is a plot of the following Java expression:

Math.cos(2*pi*x/50) + Math.sin(2*pi*x/50)

Math in the above expression is the name of a Java library that provides methods for computing sine, cosine, andvarious other mathematical functions.

The asterisk (*) in the above expression means multiplication.

The reference to pi in the above expression is a reference to the mathematical constant with the same name.

The image in Figure 1 was produced using a Java program named Graph03 , which I will describe in a future module.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
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what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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