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Homework Help: Help with homework problem

  1. Oct 26, 2007 #1
    [SOLVED] help with homework problem

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A uniform disk of radius 4.4 m and mass 9 kg is suspended from a pivot 1.364 m above its center of mass. The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s^2. Find the angular frequency w for small oscillations.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I'm just wondering what does this question mean by finding the angular frequency for "small oscillations." Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. Oct 26, 2007 #2

    Doc Al

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    physical pendulum

    If pushed slightly to one side, the disk would oscillate like a pendulum.
  4. Oct 26, 2007 #3
    never mind. i figured it out. my professor didn't cover it yet but I looked it up. w=square root of mgd/I
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