Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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Chapter 13 - Section 13.3 - Applications of Simple Harmonic Motion - Conceptual Example - Page 237: 13.1


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a) Its period will increase, for as the amplitude increases, there is not as much of a restoring torque. b) No; If you strike a pendulum hard enough, it will eventually go over the top of the point of rotation. This will put it in circular motion, which is not the same as oscillatory motion.
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