AP Physics 1 Question 251: Answer and Explanation
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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?
- C. T
- D. 2T
Correct Answer: C
For small angular displacements, the period of a simple pendulum is essentially independent of amplitude.