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Pendulums ~ period of oscillation

  1. Mar 19, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A pendulum is made of 2 disks, each of mass M and radius R separated by a massless rod. one of the disks is pivoted through its center by a small pin. The disks hang in the same plane and their centers are a distance L apart. Find the period for small oscillations.

    2. Relevant equations
    T = 2pi/omega

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I honestly haven't a clue how to start the problem. I am having trouble even visualizing it. Can anybody clarify what the question is?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 19, 2009 #2
    Find the period of small oscillations...? Anything more is given?
    I don't see any oscillations there.. :confused:
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