Oscillation and Vibration combine to form two prime properties/dynamics of an energetic universe.
Here follows a definition of each:
Def.: Oscillation – a measured rhythmic fluctuation between two extremes (systematic).
Def.: Vibration – a self-contained rhythmic motion or frequency within a quantum, field or medium or matter in general (resonance).
Oscillation and vibration play a key role as pertaining to the (4) fundamental forces of physics, their fields and their related carriers. The (4) fundamental forces, their associated fields and related carriers are as follows:
|Electromagnetic (EM)||EM (Light)||Photon|
|Strong Nuclear Force (S)||Atomic Nucleus||Gluon|
|Weak Nuclear Force (W)||Radioactive Decay||Boson (W&Z Particles)|
Oscillation and vibration play a key role in the dynamics of these four fundamental forces and how they act and interact within differing fields and media. Energy in the form of waves of differing amplitudes and frequencies is how light, sound and other waveforms traverse through these specific media and through space in general. This is true for light-waves (EM), sound-waves (acoustic) and water-waves, too. Acoustic waves travel through the air, water-waves of course travel through liquid. For solids, however, it is not a matter of wave movement but more a matter of vibration. In solids, the vibrational nature is described in terms of a so-called quasi-particle called a phonon. A phonon is a direct quantum mechanical indicator of certain uniformities in oscillating frequencies within a solid. Some forms of phonons are considered purely acoustical in nature whereas others are termed optical phonons because they interact directly and energetically with certain frequencies of light.
Another pair of primal universal properties, whether at the subatomic level as is the case with particles such as the electron or at the galactic level as is the case with spiral galaxies are the twin properties of rotation and spin. Again, the dynamics of rotation and spin can be seen at the atomic and subatomic level such as with the rotation of an electron upon its axis and its orbital motion or its spin around the nucleus of an atom. An equivalent example of the dynamics of rotation and spin at a macrocosmic level is the rotation of our Moon around its axis and the Moon’s revolution (spin) around the Earth. Our Sun rotates around its own axis and our entire solar system revolves around our Milky Way galaxy in turn. The Milky Way galaxy itself rotates once approximately every 250 million years. A few other cosmic examples of rotation or spin are pulsars, neutron stars and black holes.