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## Homework Statement

The rate of rotation for a pendulum was found for the following locations. Using these data, derive a formula for calculating the rate of rotation for a pendulum at sea level for any location on Earth.

• North Pole = 3600/24 Hr

• Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. = 2260/24 Hr

• Equator = 00 /24 Hr

• California Academy of Sciences (370 46.2’) = 220.50/24 Hr

## Homework Equations

n= (360)(sin theta)

## The Attempt at a Solution

My teacher said we could use Graphical Analysis, but I don't know why I should use that. Should I try finding the rate of rotation for each location?

## Homework Statement

The data from question # 1 indicates that no rotation occurs at the equator. This suggests two models to explain pendulum motion rotation. Explain and diagram each model. Explain how each model can be verified from its visual frame of reference.

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

## Homework Statement

3. Explain and show mathematically that a simple pendulum exhibits simple harmonic motion.

## Homework Equations

Is there an equation I can use to figure this out?