Definition of simple harmonic motion in English:

simple harmonic motion

Pronunciation /ˈsimpəl härˈmänik ˈmōSHən/ /ˈsɪmpəl hɑrˈmɑnɪk ˈmoʊʃən/

noun

Physics
  • Oscillatory motion under a retarding force proportional to the amount of displacement from an equilibrium position.

    ‘Do you honestly think physicists study waves and simple harmonic motion and two body problems because we care about the universe?’
    • ‘The cycloid has the property that a particle P sliding on a cycloid will exhibit simple harmonic motion and the period will be independent of the starting point.’
    • ‘In this issue we discover the principle of simple harmonic motion.’
    • ‘The cannonball would exhibit simple harmonic motion.’
    • ‘The equation for simple harmonic motion contains a complete description of the motion, and other parameters of the motion can be calculated from it…’