Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition) Clone

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
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Chapter 13 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 245: 10

Answer

The period will increase.

Work Step by Step

We know that the spring system simply depends on the mass, not the acceleration. Thus, it will not be affected. However, the pendulum's motion is determined by the weight, not the mass. If the jetliner causes the apparent weight to decrease, the frequency will decrease, causing the period to increase.
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