How Does A Simple Pendulum Works?


3 Answers

John Herald Doe Profile
John Herald Doe answered
A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so it can swing freely.

When a pendulum is displaced from its resting equilibrium position, it is subject to a restoring force due to gravity that will accelerate it back toward the equilibrium position. When released, the restoring force combined with the pendulum's mass causes it to oscillate about the equilibrium position, swinging back and forth. The time for one complete cycle, a left swing and a right swing, is called the period.

From its discovery around 1602 by Galileo Galilei the regular motion of pendulums was used for timekeeping, and was the world's most accurate timekeeping technology until the 1930s.
Shezan Shaikh Profile
Shezan Shaikh answered
The simple pendulum was discovered during the 10th century, it was discovered by Ibn Yunus. He was the first person to study and document the oscillatory motion of a pendulum. The use of pendulums in clocks was first done by the physicist called Galileo some time during the 17th century.

A simple gravity pendulum also known as the Bob Pendulum, has a weight which is tied to the base of a mass less string, once this weight is given an initial push it will start swinging back and forth in under the major influence of gravity over its lowest point.

A certain type of Pendulum in which a rod is involved and is not vertical but horizontal was used in the early seismometers in the early days for the measurement of the tremors of the earth.

Answer Question