

THE HARMONIOUS OSCILLATIVE MOTION §1 Kinematics of harmonious oscillations Processes, repeated over time are called vibrations.. Depending on the nature of vibrational process and the excitation mechanism are: mechanical oscillations (oscillations of pendulums, strings, buildings, a ground surface etc.); electromagnetic oscillations (alternating current oscillations, oscillations of vectors and and in an electromagnetic wave etc.); electromechanical oscillations (oscillations of a membrane of phone, a loudspeaker diaphragm, etc.); vibrations of the nuclei and molecules as a result of a thermal motion in atoms. Consider the segment [OD] (the radius vector), perform a rotational movement around the point 0. Length  AP  = A. Rotation occurs at a constant angular velocity ω_{0}. Then the angle φ between the radius vector and the axis of x varies with time as
where φ_{0}  angle between [OD] and the xaxis at time t = 0. Projection of [OD] on the xaxis at time t = 0
and at any given time (1) Thus, the projection of [OD] on the xaxis oscillates occurring along the x axis, and these fluctuations are described by cosine law (Eq. (1)).
or a sine
called harmonic.
Quantity
which is under the sign of the cosine of the phase is called. Phase determines the displacement from equilibrium at an arbitrary time t. Phase at the initial time t = 0, equal to φ_{0} is called the initial phase.
The length of time for which is made one complete oscillation is called the oscillation period T. The number of oscillations per unit of time is called the oscillation frequency ν
After a time interval equal to the period T, ie, an increase in the argument of the cosine ω_{0}T, movement is repeated, and the cosine takes the old value
Since the period of cosine is equal 2 π, hence, ω_{0}Ò = 2π
Figure harmonic oscillation A  amplitude, Ò – period, õ  displacement, t – time.
thus, ω_{0}  is the number of oscillations of the body for the 2π seconds. ω_{0}  circular or angular frequency. Speed ??oscillating point is found by differentiating equation displacement x(t) in time
ie speed v is different in phase from the displacement x on π/2. Acceleration  the first derivative of the velocity (the second derivative of the displacement) over time
ie acceleration a different from displacement in phase on π.
Free or own called vibrations that occur in the system to its own after it was removed from the equilibrium position.
