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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

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n= (360)(sin theta)

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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?

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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.

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

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

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# Homework Help: Rate of Rotation of a Pendulum

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