Definition of Compound pendulum
1. Noun. Pendulum consisting of an actual object allowed to rotate freely around a horizontal axis.
Specialized synonyms: Ballistic Pendulum, Clock Pendulum
Generic synonyms: Pendulum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compound Pendulum
Literary usage of Compound pendulum
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1. Analytical Mechanics for Engineers by Fred B. Seely, Newton Edward Ensign (1921)
"compound pendulum.—A physical body which oscillates or swings about a horizontal ... It is desired to find the time of oscillation of a compound pendulum. ..."
2. A College Text-book of Physics by Arthur Lalanne Kimball (1917)
"The compound pendulum.—In discussing the simple pendulum it was assumed that thp oscillating mass was so small that it might be consdered as concentrated at ..."
3. Experimental Mechanics: A Course of Lectures Delivered at the Royal College by Sir Robert Stawell Ball (1871)
"A body thus vibrating is called a compound pendulum. Every pendulum is more or less a compound pendulum, for the ideal form, which consists of an ..."
4. Elementary Treatise on Physics, Experimental and Applied: For the Use of by Adolphe Ganot, E. Atkinson (1886)
"The length of tbe compound pendulum.—The formula deduced in article (55)and the conclusions which follow therefrom, refer to the case of the simple or ..."
5. Elements of Chemical Physics by Josiah Parsons Cooke (1873)
"The theory of the simple pendulum may be extended to the compound pendulum, by regarding the last as consisting of as many simple pendulums as it contains ..."
6. Analytic Mechanics by John Anthony Miller, Scott Barrett Lilly (1915)
"The compound pendulum. — To illustrate the use of equation (97), let us consider the compound pendulum. A rigid body suspended from a horizontal axis I, ..."
7. Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy: Considered in It's [sic by George Adams (1794)
"... to perceive from what I have already explained to you, that in a compound pendulum CQA, ... would become the fame, and the compound pendulum might be ..."
8. Elementary Mechanics Including Hydrostatics and Pneumatics by Oliver Lodge (1897)
"compound pendulum.—The time of oscillation of a compound pendulum, that is, of a rigid body of any size pivoted on an axis through O, and swinging slightly ..."