# What forces are acting on the bob pendulum?

The forces acting on the bob of a pendulum are its weight and the tension of the string. It is useful to analyze the pendulum in the radial/tangential coordinate system. The tension lies completely in the radial direction and the weight must be broken into components.

## How do you solve a pendulum problem?

1. The period of a simple pendulum is described by this equation. T = 2π√ ℓ g. Make length the subject. ℓ = gT2 4π2
2. Back to the original equation. Length and gravity are given. Period is the goal. T = 2π√ ℓ g. Weaker equatorial gravity in. T = 2π√
3. Repeat. T = 2π√ ℓ g. Stronger polar gravity in. T = 2π√ 0.993621386 m.

## What is a pendulum bob in physics?

A bob is the mass on the end of a pendulum found most commonly, but not exclusively, in pendulum clocks.

## Why does the mass of the bob does not affect the pendulum?

The reason the simple pendulum has no dependence on mass is because the mass gets to “count” for two different things. (The same thing happens in freefall motion, where all things of all weights fall at the same rate.) Mass counts for inertia, or the “m” in “F=ma”.

## How do you use a pendulum formula?

Pendulums are used to regulate the movement of clocks because the interval of time for each complete oscillation, called the period, is constant. The formula for the period T of a pendulum is T = 2π Square root of√L/g, where L is the length of the pendulum and g is the acceleration due to gravity.

## How do you calculate the motion of a pendulum?

s(t) = smaxcos(ωt + φ), with ω2 = g/L. For small oscillations the period of a simple pendulum therefore is given by T = 2π/ω = 2π√(L/g). It is independent of the mass m of the bob. It depends only on the strength of the gravitational acceleration g and the length of the string L.

## What is the velocity of a pendulum bob?

As the pendulum swings downward, gravity converts this potential energy into kinetic energy, so that at the bottom of the swing, the pendulum bob has zero potential energy, and its kinetic energy, (1/2)mv2, equals the inital potential energy (mgh). (So the velocity, v, equals √(2gh).)

## What are the three laws of simple pendulum?

According to the laws of simple pendulum. A simple pendulum’s period is directly proportional to the square root of its length. A simple pendulum’s period is inversely related to the square root of gravity’s acceleration. A simple pendulum’s period is independent of its mass.

## What is the type of motion of a bob of the pendulum?

Hence, movement of the Pendulum is simple harmonic motion.

## What forces causes a pendulum to swing?

The two forces that act on the pendulum are the force of gravity, pulling straight down, and the force by the pivot, pulling along the string, towards the pivot. Those two forces combine to produce a resultant force.

## Does the size of a bob affect the period of the pendulum?

The period of a pendulum does not depend on the mass of the ball, but only on the length of the string.

## How does the mass of the bob affect the pendulum?

The mass of the bob does not affect the period of a pendulum because (as Galileo discovered and Newton explained), the mass of the bob is being accelerated toward the ground at a constant rate — the gravitational constant, g.

## Does the weight of the bob affect the time period?

From the equation of the time period of a simple pendulum, we can say that the time period of a simple pendulum does not depend on the mass of the bob. Therefore the time period of the simple pendulum does not get affected by the mass of the bob.

## Does the size of the pendulum bob affect the value of G?

I’m assuming that “bob” means the weight at one end of a pendulum and “size” is its mass. In that case: no, the gravitational acceleration of an object does not depend on its mass.

## Why does length of string affect pendulum period?

A pendulum with a longer length takes longer to cover the distance to swing from one side to the other. Since the period of a pendulum is the amount of time it takes for the weight to swing and then return to its original position, this will mean a longer period.

## What is 2π √ LG?

The time period of a simple pendulum is given by T=2π√lg. The measured value of the length of pendulum is 10 cm known to 1 mm accuracy. The time for 200 oscillations of the pendulum is found to be 100 second using a clock of 1 s resolution.

## How do you find the g of a pendulum?

We are asked to find g given the period T and the length L of a pendulum. We can solve T=2π√Lg for g, assuming only that the angle of deflection is less than 15o. Square T=2π√Lg and solve for g: g=4π2LT2.

## What are the four laws of simple pendulum?

• 1st law or the law of isochronism: The time period of the simple pendulum is independent of the amplitude, provided the amplitude is sufficiently small.
• 2nd law or the law of length:
• 3rd law or the law of acceleration:
• 4th law or the law of mass:

## What is the maximum displacement of the bob?

The maximum displacement of a bob from its mean position is called its amplitude.

## What is the formula of velocity in simple pendulum?

A is the amplitude of oscillatory motion. And, ϕ is the initial phase of the particle. Hence, the formula for speed of the pendulum at any point comes out to be Aωcos(ωt+ϕ).

## What is the maximum kinetic energy of the bob?

The maximum potential energy gained by the bob will be 1000J.

## What is the theory of pendulum?

In politics, the Pendulum Theory states that popular mood swings to one direction, until it reaches its periodic limit, and then it is inevitable that it swings back to the other side.

## What is the principle of simple pendulum?

A simple pendulum consists of a mass m hanging from a string of length L and fixed at a pivot point P. When displaced to an initial angle and released, the pendulum will swing back and forth with periodic motion.

## What is the aim of simple pendulum experiment?

The goal of this experiment was to determine the effect of mass and length on the period of oscillation of a simple pendulum. Using a photogate to measure the period, we varied the pendulum mass for a fixed length, and varied the pendulum length for a fixed mass.