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**Summary:**My homework question asks: Consider a simple pendulum, undergoing small oscillations. Is the time average of the tension in the string of the pendulum larger or smaller than mg? By how much?

My homework question asks: Consider a simple pendulum, undergoing small oscillations. Is the time average of the tension in the string of the pendulum larger or smaller than mg? By how much?

I tried to use T= mgcosθ - mv^2/L to find the angle in terms of time and then use the average of a function things which I learned in calc. But I have no idea how to go about finding θ (t) . Is this right thought the process? or is there a better way? Please help me :'(

Thanks for any help in advance