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Homework Help: Vibrations Assignment Please Help

  1. Aug 19, 2009 #1
    Vibrations Assignment Please Help!!!

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A pendulum takes 0.5s to swing from its hgihest point to the equilibrium position. What is the frequency of the pendulum?

    2. Relevant equations
    f = 1/T

    3. The attempt at a solution
    So would it be this?
    f = 1/T
    f = 1/0.5
    f = 2Hz
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  3. Aug 19, 2009 #2
    Re: Vibrations Assignment Please Help!!!

    f=1/T T is the period. The period is how long it takes to make one complete cycle. How long will it take for the pendulum bob to swing from its highest point, through the complete range of motion eventually ending back to the original starting position? That time is T.
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