1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A pendulum clock is designed to tick off one second on each side-to-side swing of the pendulum (two ticks per complete period). Will a pendulum clock gain time in hot weather and lose it in cold, or the reverse? Explain your reasoning? 2. Relevant equations No equation, data, and variables are given, but the question has to do with temperature and heat. 3. The attempt at a solution I know what the object expands when it's heated, and shrinks when it's cooled. The thermal expansion equation states that (delta)V= B*V0*(delta)T. in words: change in volume= coefficient * initial volume * change in temperature. However, i don't think change in volume has anything to do with the period of the pendulum clock. I believe that the mass of the object or the volume of the object all have the same gravitational force (g) pulling towards the center of the earth. Please help me! this question has been bugging me for days! I can't think of any reasons on how change in volume affects the period of the clock!