Period of a Compound Pendulum

  • Richard H. Enns
  • George McGuire


This experimental activity should take less than 1 hour to complete.




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    Nonlinear Physics with Maple for Scientists and Engineers, 4.2.4Google Scholar
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    Cro95] This article provides ideas for supporting an oscillating rod, diagrams illustrating different pendulum configurations and the equations for calculating their periods, and suggestions for additional and more complex investigations of rigid rod oscillations.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard H. Enns
    • 1
  • George McGuire
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity College of the Fraser ValleyAbbotsfordCanada

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