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written by Carl Rod Nave
This webpage, from Hyperphysics, describes a pendulum and provides a formula for its period. The page includes a calculator to obtain the period from the pendulum's length and the acceleration of gravity.
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Waves and Pendula
- Oscillations
= Pendula
= Physical Pendula
= Simple Harmonic Motion
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Keywords: bob, equation of motion, oscillation, pendula, resonance, simple pendulum
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