What is resonance?

  • (noun): A vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system.
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In physics, resonance is the tendency of a system to oscillate with greater amplitude at some frequencies than at others. Frequencies at which the response amplitude is a relative maximum are known as the system's resonant frequencies, or resonance frequencies. At these frequencies, even small periodic driving forces can produce large amplitude oscillations, because the system stores vibrational energy.

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Dynamical Lifetime
... to remain in its current mean motion resonance ... are comets and asteroids which evolve from the 73 resonance to the 52 resonance with Jupiter's orbit with dynamical lifetimes of 1-100 Ma ...
Stability Of The Solar System - Scenarios - Jovian Moon Resonance
... They are said to be in a 21 orbit-orbit resonance ... This particular resonance has important consequences because Europa's gravity perturbs the orbit of Io ... Europa is also in a 21 resonance with the next satellite Ganymede ...
Stability Of The Solar System - Overview and Challenges - Resonance
... Resonance happens when any two periods have a simple numerical ratio ... period for an object in the Solar System is its orbital period, and orbital resonances pervade the Solar System ... There were distinct gaps in the belt at locations that corresponded to resonances with Jupiter ...
List Of Moonlight Resonance Episodes
... The following is a list of episodes from the TVB drama, Moonlight Resonance which is the indirect sequel to award-winning series, Heart of Greed ... The episodes for Moonlight Resonance were rated PG ...

More definitions of "resonance":

  • (noun): Relation of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people.
    Synonyms: rapport
  • (noun): An excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation.
  • (noun): The quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities.

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    It is closing time in the gardens of the West and from now on an artist will be judged only by the resonance of his solitude or the quality of his despair.
    Cyril Connolly (1903–1974)