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Gravity and periods of oscillation

  1. May 28, 2007 #1
    a mass hanging from a vertical spring and a simple pendulum each have a period of oscillation of 1 sec. If you were to take these devices to another planet where the acceleration due to gravity is greater than on earth, would the period of each device be greater than 1 sec , less than 1 sec, or the same? why?
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  3. May 28, 2007 #2


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    Is this a homework question? What do you think the answer is?
  4. May 29, 2007 #3
    Imagine you are on a planet with EXTREMELY strong gravity. Picture this in your mind.
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