AP Physics 1 Question 251: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 251

6. A simple pendulum swings about the vertical equilibrium position with a maximum angular displacement of 5° and period T. If the same pendulum is given a maximum angular displacement of 10°, then which of the following best gives the period of the oscillations?

  • A.
  • B.
  • C. T
  • D. 2T

Correct Answer: C



For small angular displacements, the period of a simple pendulum is essentially independent of amplitude.