• anonymous
In the pendulum formula , we use g = 9.8 m/s2 for the acceleration due to gravity on Earth. But what about on Mars? If an astronaut on the surface of Mars swings a 1-meter long pendulum, and it has a period of 3.27 seconds, what is the acceleration due to gravity, g, on Mars?
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  • amistre64
well, for comparison, how would you determine the period if it was on earth?
  • amistre64
in other words, if we know how to solve for period, we can solve for gravity ...
  • amistre64
does the post originally include the formula? if so, it looks like it got erased during the copy paste since it wasnt encoded as readable text

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