July 9, 2021

What is compound pendulum

A Compound pendulum has an extended mass, sort of a swinging bar, and is liberal to oscillate a few horizontal axis.  The Compound pendulum may be a standard topic in most intermediate physics courses and this text describes its use to work out the gyradius and center of mass position of Olympic class sailboat hulls by measuring the oscillation period on two pivot points a known distance apart.

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