simple pendulum


, Physics.
  1. a hypothetical apparatus consisting of a point mass suspended from a weightless, frictionless thread whose length is constant, the motion of the body about the string being periodic and, if the angle of deviation from the original equilibrium position is small, representing simple harmonic motion ( physical pendulum ).

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The length of a simple pendulum is approximately the distance from the point of support to the center of the bob.

A simple pendulum is defined as a single particle of matter suspended by a cord without weight.

A small metal ball suspended by a thread is approximately a simple pendulum.

The small oscillations of a simple pendulum in a vertical plane also come under equation .

He derived the formula for computing the oscillations of a simple pendulum.


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