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My professor was trying to explain the concept of the interrupted pendulum. I do not understand why most pendulums have the same period and why, when you interrupt a pendulum, it will still reach the same height.

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In a simple pendulum, the ball swings to the same height on each side of its rest position. If a bar interrupts its motion on one side, making the pendulum shorter, the ball still reaches the same height
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