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Non Life Sciences => Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology => Topic started by: system on 11/05/2011 15:01:02

Title: Why put pennies on big bens pendulum?
Post by: system on 11/05/2011 15:01:02
If the period of a pendulum is dictated by its length, not the weight of the bob, why do they put pennies on Big Ben's?
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Post by: @NickDay2 on 12/05/2011 11:11:05
@NakedScientists Many thanks Dave and Chris, great answer (re. Ben, Bob and Penny).

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