Lets say that there's a bucket swinging on a string (the top of the bucket is connected to the string) and there's a small hole in the bottom of the bucket, will the frequency get bigger or smaller? i think that it will get smaller because as the bucket leaks the water gets closer to the bottom of the bucket so the center of the the swinging mass gets further away from the spinning axis - in effect it's as if the string got longer. am i correct? Thanks. -this isn't a homework problem.