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Time period of a pendulum consisting of a rod and bob

  1. Jul 18, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    How should I find the time period of a pendulum which is made up of a rod of length l fitted with a bob of radius r at its one end and the other end being pivoted to the wall?



    2. The attempt at a solution
    Actually having problem with calculating the moment of inertia of the system, which I think is the very step to solution of the problem.
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2013 #2

    haruspex

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    You'll need both the moment of inertia and the centre of mass. What equations do you have for moment of inertia that might be relevant?
     
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