- $(1): \quad$ a rod attached at one end to a pivot
- $(2): \quad$ a point mass at the other end of the rod.
The pendulum is embedded in a gravitational field.
- The medium in which the pendulum moves offers no resistive force, unless otherwise specifically stated.
Also defined as
In all cases, the statement of the problem should define which arrangement is in effect.
Also known as
A pendulum as defined here is often referred to as a simple pendulum, so as to distinguish it from a compound pendulum.
The word pendulum is a neo-Latin word, deriving from the Latin pendulus, meaning hanging.
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