What will be the period of oscillation of a simple pendulum of length 100 cm in a spaceship in a geostationary orbit?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 19th May, 2015, 10:21: AM

Expert Answer:

In any satellite orbiting the Earth (in any orbit), the condition of weightlessness exists (i.e. effective g = 0). Hence, the pendulum does not oscillate and its period is therefore infinity.

Answered by  | 19th May, 2015, 12:21: PM