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Homework Help: What is the period of this pendulum?

  1. Dec 4, 2005 #1
    I have this problem:

    A simple pendulum of length L is suspended from the ceiling of an elevator. The elevator is accelerating upward with acceleration a.
    What is the period of this pendulum?

    From logic I know that T=2pi*sqrt(L/(g+a)), but when I try to find it .. I failed.
    Please can I have some help to find the period ?
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  3. Dec 5, 2005 #2


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    It appears to be the right thing to do. Check calculations?
  4. Dec 5, 2005 #3
    I just to help me to set up the equation .
    I think I can handle the rest.

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