In this post, we will derive an equation for the velocity of the pendulum bob at the equilibrium position. Calculating the velocity of the pendulum bob at the equilibrium position requires that we arrange our coordinate system so that the height of the bob at the equilibrium position is zero. Then the total mechanical energy […]

## Numerical problem worksheet based on the time period of pendulum

On this page, you will find a sample solved numerical problem based on the time period of the pendulum. A numerical worksheet with selected problems of the pendulum is given below this. The solutions to these problems are also given (a link to the solution page is given along with the numerical problem). sample numerical […]

## Simple Harmonic Motion of a Simple Pendulum

In this post, we will focus on a specific example of Simple Harmonic motion and it is the Simple Harmonic Motion of a Simple Pendulum. A simple pendulum consists of a mass called a bob, which is attached to a fixed string, as shown in Figure 1. When working with a simple pendulum, we assume […]

## Transfers between kinetic & potential energy in a simple pendulum

In this post, we will discuss how transfers between kinetic energy and potential energy happen in a simple pendulum. We will also discuss Energy Conservation in a Simple Pendulum. Finally, we will derive the equation for the maximum speed of the pendulum bob. How Transfer between KE and PE happens in a simple pendulum? A […]

## Simple Harmonic Motion (S.H.M) revision notes

Simple Harmonic Motion (S.H.M), conditions, graphs, examples, displacement, velocity, and acceleration graphs, swinging pendulum, equation

## Physics Lab: investigation to determine a value for acceleration due to gravity (g) using pendulum motion

This post is on Physics Lab work for performing a first-hand investigation to determine a value of acceleration due to gravity (g) using pendulum motion. This experiment is discussed extensively in order to provide an example of how students should approach experiments and how experimental data should be processed. [Caution: Students are suggested to consult […]

## Conical Pendulum & Time period equation – derivation | Problem solved

(1) What is a conical pendulum? (2) the time period of the conical pendulum – equation or formula of time period (3) Derivation (4) diagram

## Harmonic Motion of a mass attached to a Spring with Horizontal oscillations – with graph | Time period equation & frequency

How a spring and mass system experiences harmonic motion and how do the related diagrams look like with frequency, time period and amplitude.

## ICSE, CBSE class 9 physics problems from Simple Pendulum chapter with solution

Here we are listing down some numerical physics problems on simple pendulum. Class 9 students of ICSE, CBSE and state boards will find these useful. So let’s start with our Simple Pendulum problems for class 9. How to solve class 9 physics Problems with Solution from simple pendulum chapter? Here is a list of problems […]