Not long ago, California had a series of small earthquakes. Some were thought to be oscullatory, while others were believed to be trepidatory.. It occurred to me that most people might be confused about this, so I thought it wise to let everyone know the difference.
What's the difference between an oscillatory and a trepidatory earthquake?
1. This calculation is just for engineers:
2. And this one is for laymen -- like most of us:
This is a trepidatory earthquake -- an up and down movement.....
This is an oscillatory earthquake -- a side to side movement...
And this is a combination of both trepidatory and oscillatory:
Isn't science beautiful when properly explained?
When it's properly explained, we can understand anything!
This has been a public service announcement.
Sorry, ladies. I have to post something for the guys once in a while.