(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

In Fig. 16-41, a stick of length L = 1.6 m oscillates as a physical pendulum. (a) What value of distance x between the stick's center of mass and its pivot point O gives the least period? (b) What is that least period?

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2. Relevant equations

well i'm assuming you have to use the equation for a a physical pendulum which is

T= 2pi [tex]\sqrt{I/mgh}[/tex]

where I is the rotational inertia, m is the mass, g is gravity, and h is the distance between the axis of rotation and the centre of the pendulum.

3. The attempt at a solution

i tried using that equation but i dont understand the value for I because im assuming if the value for h changes then the other end of the rod changes as well.

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# Homework Help: Physical Pendulum least period

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