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Finding the period of a simple pendulum

  title={Finding the period of a simple pendulum},
  author={Nicolas Graber-Mitchell},
  journal={arXiv: Classical Physics},
Pendulums have long fascinated humans ever since Galileo theorized that they are isochronic with regards to their swing. While this simplification is useful in the case of small-angle pendulums due to the accuracy of the small-angle approximation, it breaks down for large-angle pendulums and can cause larger problems with the computational modelling of simple pendulums. This paper will examine the differences between the periods of small-angle and large-angle pendulums, offering derivations of… Expand

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