can a pendulum oscillate in an artificial satellite???

Asked by toppin | 4th Nov, 2010, 06:22: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear student
An atrifical satellite constitutes a freely falling body.
Hence the effective g inside a satellite is zero.
Since g proportional to ,  so if g = 0, its time period becomes infinite. That is the pendulum will not oscillate. Or in other words it will oscillate with a time period of infinity.
We hope that clarifies your query

Answered by  | 7th Nov, 2010, 06:57: AM

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