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Homework Help: Why is 2.01 the accepted value for a pendulum?

  1. Jan 25, 2008 #1
    1. Why is 2.01 the accepted value for a pendulum?

    2. T = 2pi(L/G)^1/2
    L is the length of the Pendulum
    G is the Gravitational Force

    3. This is what the teacher did but I'm not sure why it works this way:

    T = 2pi(L/G)^1/2
    T= (2pi/(G)^1/2) x (L)^1/2
    T = 2pi/(9.8)^1/2
    T = 2.01

    What happened to the Length?

    Thanks for your help! =)
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  3. Jan 25, 2008 #2


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    That is for a pendulum of length 1m,
  4. Jan 25, 2008 #3

    Doc Al

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    That's the period of a simple pendulum having a length of 1 m.
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