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Melting bob of pendulum

  • Thread starter proyasha
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1. Homework Statement

the bob of an oscillating pendulum is made of ice.how is the time period affected if the bob starts melting?

2. Homework Equations



3. The Attempt at a Solution
 

Answers and Replies

Hi,:smile:
Do you know the formula to calculate Time period of a pendulum ?
 
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Hint:
Melting of Ice reduces its weight.
 
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formula of time period is T=2*pi root over l/g
so how does reduction of weight helps out?....i mean time period is not dependant on mass and gravity remains constant at a particular place (weight =mg)...???
 
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That is the trick.You almost got it.
 
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Hint:
Melting of Ice reduces its weight.
Not sure how that's a hint.

The period of the pendulum is independent of the bob mass. Ah, Galileo's wonderful discoveries.
 
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Not sure how that's a hint.

The period of the pendulum is independent of the bob mass. Ah, Galileo's wonderful discoveries.
Seems you did not read my next post :p
 
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nopes.
 
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okie dokie....thank you....
 

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