Spherical Pendulum


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spherical pendulum

[′sfir·ə·kəl ′pen·jə·ləm]
(mechanics)
A simple pendulum mounted on a pivot so that its motion is not confined to a plane; the bob moves over a spherical surface.

Spherical Pendulum

 

a simple pendulum whose bob, under the influence of the force of gravity, moves over a smooth spherical surface, in particular, over a hemisphere convex downward (seePENDULUM).

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