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    Simple Pendulum - Tension in the string

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    A simple pendulum having a bob of mass m undergoes small oscillations. If theta is the small angle that makes with the vertical at the extreme positions, find the tension in the string as a function of the angle made by the string with the vertical. When is the tension maximum and when it is a minimum?

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    Suppose the speed of the bob at an angle phi is V. Using conservation of energy between the extreme position and a position with angle phi,(phi < theta), we can ...

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    Clear explanations with final answer. We start with the law of conservation of energy.