Physics 101- Introduction to Mechanics
May 1- Pendulums

 

 

 

 
 

 

  On Friday, you'll have the chance to earn some bonus points for the final (in place of our traditional corrections).  Also, there will be time for any last questions.

"Extra" exercises on oscillations- 14.7P, 14.9P, 14.17P
 
 
 
 

Pendulum

  • How long should a simple pendulum be to make its period 2 seconds?

 
 
 
  • Now you place this pendulum in an elevator.  Upon doing this you notice that by your digital timer, the period of the pendulum is now 2.1 seconds.  Describe the motion of the elevator.

 
 
 
 

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Jeff Phillips
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Loyola Marymount University
Spring 2002