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Old February 22 2014, 07:20 AM   #28
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Re: You Know You Watch Too Much Doctor Who When...

You know you watch too much Doctor Who when....

You use this as a example problem in a physics lecture you taught last semester:

A man in a blue suit enters a tall tower and needs to know the height of the building. He notes a pendulum extends from the ceiling to almost the floor and has a period of 12.0 seconds.

(a) Find the length of the pendulum, thus finding the height of the building.

(b) Now suppose the building is transported to the moon (g = 1.67 m/s^2) by an extraterrestrial species of mercenary police that have giant rhinoceros heads. Find the period of oscillation.
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