Pendulums

  • Joan Horvath
  • Rich Cameron
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter looks at the deceptively simple world of pendulums. First we cover why pendulums swing back and forth as they do, and tie this into the general idea of simple harmonic motion—a type of oscillatory motion in which a system stores energy (in a spring or by working against gravity) and then uses that stored energy to move back to its original position.

Keywords

System Store Energy Pivot Point Double Pendulum Simple Pendulum Compound Pendulum 
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© Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan Horvath
    • 1
  • Rich Cameron
    • 1
  1. 1.Nonscriptum LLCPasadenaUSA

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