# How can you increase the period of a pendulum?

Increase the length of the pendulum

### Cloud the pendulum be changed to increase the period of the pendulum?

Yes. You can increase the period by moving the pendulum to a location where the gravitational force is weaker. Alternatively, you can increase the effective length of the pendulum. The pendulum may be of fixed length, but you can still increase its effective length by adding mass to any point below its centre of gravity.

### If the length of a pendulum increases what does the period of the pendulum do?

The period of the pendulum increases, i.e. the pendulum swings fewer times in an hour. The time period of a pendulum is directly proportional to the square root of its length. So, if the length increases, its time period also increase. ie. It takes longer to complete one oscillation T = 2π√(l/g) T = Time period l = length g = acceleration due to gravity

### If a pendulum is shortened does its frequency increase or decrease?

If a pendulum is shortened, the frequency will increase. This occurs because as the length of the pendulum decreases, the vertical height of the pendulum will decrease. Therefore, the pendulum does not need to fall as far and this decreases the period, which in turn increases the frequency. THIS IS WRONG my class did this experiment and got totally opposite info, the pendulum returned to its original side more times when the string was longer

### How would the time period of a simple pendulum clock be affected if it were on the moon instead of the earth?

The time period of a pendulum would increases it the pendulum were on the moon instead of the earth. The period of a simple pendulum is equal to 2*pi*√(L/g), where g is acceleration due to gravity. As gravity decreases, g decreases. Since the value of g would be smaller on the moon, the period of the pendulum would increase. The value of g on Earth is 9.8 m/s2, whereas the value of g on the…

### Does the period of a pendulum increases if you increase the weight?

In an 'ideal' pendulum ... on paper ... the string that holds the 'bob' has no weight of its own, and ALL of the weight is in the bob. If that's true, then the formulaa for the period doesn't involve the weight of the bob, and it has no effect. In a 'real' pendulum, the string always has some weight of its own. In that case, technically, a heavier bob would move the 'average' center…

### What happens to pendulum clocks in summer?

Because the period is based on the length of the pendulum, an increase in temperature (such as that as occurs in summer) will make the material, normally metal, in the pendulum expand - which is why better clocks often had wooden pendulum rods. Since it is longer its period increases and makes the clock run slower than normal. Numerous inventions were developed to counteract this effect, most taking advantage of the properties of thermal expansion…

### How is the the time period of a pendulum affected when the bob of the simple pendulum is filled with mercury?

Answer #1: Your question cannot be answered without knowing what the pendulum was filled with before it was filled with mercury. If it had nothing in it, before, then adding the mercury would increase the period time. If it had lead in it before, then adding the mercury would decrease the period time. ================================ Answer #2: The period of a simple pendulum doesn't depend on the weight (mass) of the bob. As long as the…

### How does length and initial angle affect the period in a simple pendulum?

The longer the pendulum is, the greater the period of each swing. If you increase the length four times, you will double the period. It is hard to notice, but the period of a pendulum does depend on the angle of oscillation. For small angles, the period is constant and depends only on the length of the pendulum. As the angle of oscillation (amplitude) is increased, additional factors of a Taylor approximation become important. (T=2*pi*sqrt(L/g)[1+theta^2/16+...]…

### Why does a clock run slower in summer?

time period of a pendulum is given by;T=22/7(l/g)^1/2 where l is length of a pendulum i.e; time period is directly proprotional to the square root of length. in summer, length of pendulum increases due to increase in temperature and hence time increases & increases in time means the clock runs faster

### If you want to double the period of a pendulum by how much do you need to change the length?

The period of a pendulum is approximated by the equation T = 2 pi square-root (L / g). Note: This is only an approximation, applicable only for very small angles of swing. At larger angles, a circular error is introduced, but the basic equation still holds true. Looking at that equation, you see that time is proportional to the square root of the length of the pendulum, so to double the period of a pendulum…

### How is the period of the pendulum affected by its length?

the time period of a pendulum is proportional to the square root of length.if the length of the pendulum is increased the time period of the pendulum also gets increased. we know the formula for the time period , from there we can prove that the time period of a pendulum is directly proportional to the effective length of the pendulum. T=2 pi (l\g)^1\2 or, T isproportionalto (l/g)^1/2 or, T is proportional to square root…