Is everything vibrating and will it ever stop?

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Hi all,

Posted this in general as I think my question could span a number of physics fields.

I was doing some work on Turbulent flow this evening and whilst on Wikipedia I got myself reading links after links until I came across a link called "Amplitude Death" and this got me thinking.

I understand that everything in the world has a natural frequency and therefore everything is vibrating.

The question that popped into my head was.. "Is Amplitude Death actually possible? Can something stop oscillating/vibrating, if so what would happen?"

Just curious, but I thought this forum would be the best place to ask!

Thanks
Steve
 

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I understand that everything in the world has a natural frequency and therefore everything is vibrating.
Huh? Where did you get such an idea? "Natural frequency" of a spring, for example, is the frequency at which it will vibrate if you pull it or push it and then let it go. If you DON'T pull it or push it it doesn't vibrate.
 

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