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Harmonic Motion and Pendulum Clock

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You are designing a pendulum clock to have a period of 1.0s. The acceleration of gravity is 9.81 m/s2. How long should the pendulum be in units of m?

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For a simple pendulum, the period of oscillation is given by,

T = 2pi * ...

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This solution contains step-by-step calculations to determine the length of the pendulum. All formulas used are included.

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