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Misha87

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- Comparing a simple harmonic oscillators' and a simple pendulums' period T

Hi, I have been thinking about pendulums a bit and discovered that a HO(harmonic Oscillator) will take the same time to complete one period T no matter which amplitude A/length l it has, if stiffness k and mass m are the same.

But moving on to a simple pendulum suddenly the time period for one oscillation changes with its length l.

For a simple pendulum mass is negligible and can therefore not be considered a falling body? Is that the reason? How would the formula look if the pendulum was a simple HO?

But moving on to a simple pendulum suddenly the time period for one oscillation changes with its length l.

For a simple pendulum mass is negligible and can therefore not be considered a falling body? Is that the reason? How would the formula look if the pendulum was a simple HO?