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Time period

  1. Dec 29, 2011 #1
    In the center of earth, g=0,

    T=2*3.14*√(L/g) =∞

    question: what do you mean by the "infinite time period"? and explain the situation of simple pendulum at the center of earth
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 29, 2011 #2
    in your equation you're dividing by g, and if g = 0 then its infinite or undefined... basically if there is no gravity, the pendulum will not oscillate. It will just float there, hence infinite period
     
  4. Dec 29, 2011 #3
    If there is no gravitational force to pull the pendulum down how long will it take to swing?
     
  5. Dec 29, 2011 #4
    thanks all
     
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