A thin, uniform rod of mass M and length L swings from one of its ends as a physical pendulum (see Fig. 6.8). Given that the moment of inertia of a uniform rod about one end is I = 1/3ML^2 , obtain an equation for the period of the oscillatory motion for small angles. What would be the length l of a simple pendulum that has the same period as the swinging rod?Solution: |

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