Simple Harmonic Motion Problem 8.7.4

Description

A pendulum is allowed to oscillate in an accelerating elevator as shown in the animation (position is in meters and time is in seconds). 

Question

Determine the effective acceleration due to gravity by analyzing the motion. Start

Answer

5.5 m/s2.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 11-4, Giancoli-SE: 14-5.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian.

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