Pendulums

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  1. classicbike99

    classicbike99 Registered User

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    Can someone explain the workings of a pendulum. I understand length but why are they different weights (esp French clocks).
    Will a lighter/heavier one require less or more length
    will diameter make a difference
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  2. THTanner

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    Use the little magnifying glass up near the Donations button and key in "pendulum physics" - you will get more than enough hits to distract you from the Super Bowl half time and then some - this one link will get you started but probably not answer all your questions. As you look through hits on "pendulum" pay special attention to those from Tinker Dwight

    pendulum conumdrum.
     
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    The bottom lines are: Too heavy, the movement won't power it. Too light and the pendulum will not adequately controll the rate of the movement. The length is a given, determined by the movement design. Willie X

    Now you can go watch the S Bowl ...
     
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