Trust me this is not homework... My last two questions were removed cause they looked like homework... I understand its the forum policy... From now on I will post the 'seemingly homework' on the homework sections...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Suppose,there's a rod of mass m1 hanging from a point... And a mass m2 is attached to the other end... If I let it oscillate will it present a simple harmonic oscillation... If it does,what will be the period...

My intuition said no...(well the pendulum's string always has to be mass less)

But when I thought mathematically, what's the difference if I find the center of mass of (m1+m2) & solve it... That would only change the L... And I can find the differential equation

by τ=Iα... thinking the center of the mass of m1+m2 acts at a distance L... and I would find the moment of inertia of the system of m1+m2... so what do u think?

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# Simple harmonic oscillation

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