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B Max. acceleration of a pendulum changes with its length and mass?

  1. Oct 5, 2018 #1
    Hi,

    If I find out the tangential force on the bob at position 1, it turns out to be m*g*sinθ. From this if I find out acceleration by dividing this equation by m, I get only g*sinθ.

    Does it mean the max acceleration of pendulum has got nothing to do with its length or mass but theta?

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    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 5, 2018
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 5, 2018 #2
    Yes.
    And, of course, g.
     
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