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ERIC Number: EJ901519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Improvements in the Approximate Formulae for the Period of the Simple Pendulum
Turkyilmazoglu, M.
European Journal of Physics, v31 n5 p1007-1011 Sep 2010
This paper is concerned with improvements in some exact formulae for the period of the simple pendulum problem. Two recently presented formulae are re-examined and refined rationally, yielding more accurate approximate periods. Based on the improved expressions here, a particular new formula is proposed for the period. It is shown that the derived formula has considerably high accuracy for all amplitudes of the pendulum, resulting in a maximum percentage relative error of only 0.035. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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