Answer to Question #65375 in Mechanics | Relativity for Irshad

Question #65375
Would you keep the amplitude of a simple pendulum small or large?Why?
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Expert's answer
2017-02-25T13:21:05-0500
Small: This is to ensure that the motion of the pendulum mostly stays along one direction, i.e. it is swinging back and forth as opposed to rotating or moving erratically. Only when the pendulum is moving in this manner can you say that it Simple Harmonic Motion.

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