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COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System

Chapter 19, Solution 7.

Simple Harmonic Motion (a)

θ = θ m sin (ω nt + φ ) ωn =

τn

=

2π (1.35 s )

= 4.833 rad/s

θ& = θ mω n cos (ω nt + φ )

θ&m = θ mω n
& vm = lθ m = lθ mω n

Thus, For a simple pendulum

θm =

vm lω n

(1)

ωn =
Thus,
l = g
2 ωn

g l

=

9.81 m/s 2

( 4.833 rad/s )

2

= 0.420 m

From (1)

θm =

vm 0.4 m/s = lω n ( 0.42 m )( 4.833 rad/s ) = 0.197 rad
11.287°

or

θ m = 11.29° !

Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics, 8/e, Ferdinand P. Beer, E. Russell Johnston, Jr., Elliot R. Eisenberg, William E. Clausen, David Mazurek, Phillip J. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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