What is the similarity between Simple Harmonic Oscillation(SHO), simple pendulum and a physical pendulum? I never understood it. Like whats the physical significance of SHO, or the energy and momentum change in oscillating motion?
Isn't this merely a case of definition? I'll accept, however, that you know that in the literature the common usage is as you described.The only difference between the "simple pendulum" and the "physical pendulum" is the mass distribution; the simple pendulum consists of a massless rod ending in a bob with mass.
There is no m dependence in the motion of a simple pendulum because the restoring force is due to gravity and is proportional to the mass. This is similar to the situation for projectile motion. Since F = ma, when you have a force that is proportional to mass, the mass divides out.can someone answer this please
does the period have any m dependence in the simple pendulum? No right since its a masless rod. Also under what condition does the theoretical formula hold for the simple pendulum, would it be only for larger angles and amplitudes?
Also there is a mass dependence in the physical pendulum right and does the theoretical formula hold for small angular displacements?