(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Your boss at the Cut-Rate Cuckoo Clock Company asks you what would happen to the frequency of the angular SHM of the balance wheel if it had the same density and the same coil spring (thus the same torsion constant), but all the balance wheel dimensions were made one-third as great to save material. By what factor would the frequency change?

2. Relevant equations

frequency = 1/2(pi) * square root of (torsion constant/I)

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried finding the factor by setting up a second equation where frequency = 1/2(pi) * square root of (torsion constant/ m(r/3)^2 since I=mr^2 and got square root 3 but it didn't work. Is it because I'm using the wrong moment of inertia equation or is it something else? Please help and many thanks in advance.

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