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Physical Pendulum Minimum Period

The period of a physical pendulum is measured with its mass in various positions. Starting with the mass furthest from the pivot gives a long period. However, if you move the mass up close to the pivot, the period will be very long, due to the fact the pendulum is almost balanced by the upper fixed mass. Somewhere in between these two extremes, the period goes through a minimum value.


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Source: Lab #48

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Physical Pendulum Minimum Period