HC Verma - Concepts of Physics Part 1

Book: HC Verma - Concepts of Physics Part 1

Chapter: 12. Simple Harmonic Motion

Subject: Physics - Class 10th

Q. No. 12 of Short Answer

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Can a pendulum clock be used in an earth-satellite?

No, a pendulum cannot be used in an earth-satellite because in space, the gravity g is zero. Due to this it cannot execute simple harmonic motion. Hence, it cannot be used as a clock.

g=0, time period T will be infinite. Hence, pendulum cannot act as clock.

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