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Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Chan on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 11:10pm.

A simple pendulum has a period T on the surface of planet Earth. When taken to the surface of planet X, the same pendulum has a period 2T.

a) If the radius of planet X is 1/2 the radius of Earth, what is the mass of Planet X, relative to the mass of Earth?
b) Suppose a vertical mass and spring oscillator has a period T on Earth. What period would the oscillator have on planet X? Explain.

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