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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

If a grandfather clock were running slow, how could we adjust the length of the pendulum to correct the time?

To determine
How to adjust the length of the pendulum to correct the time.

Explanation
The clock is slower means that the period of motion is higher than the required value to give correct time.

The period of a pendulum is given by,

T=2πLg

  • T is the period of the motion

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