# Problem: A simple pendulum consisting of a bob of mass m attached to a string of length L wings with a period T.A. If the mass of the bob is reduced by half, what will the new period of oscillation be?a. T/2b. 2Tc. T/ √2d. TB. The pendulum is now swinging on Pluto. Express the new period of oscillation in terms of T (the period of the pendulum on Earth), knowing that the gravity on Pluto is 1/16 that of Earth.

###### FREE Expert Solution

Period of oscillation for a simple pendulum:

$\overline{){\mathbf{T}}{\mathbf{=}}\sqrt{\frac{\mathbf{l}}{\mathbf{g}}}}$

A.

The period is independent of the mass of the bob. ###### Problem Details

A simple pendulum consisting of a bob of mass m attached to a string of length L wings with a period T.
A. If the mass of the bob is reduced by half, what will the new period of oscillation be?

a. T/2
b. 2T
c. T/ √2
d. T

B. The pendulum is now swinging on Pluto. Express the new period of oscillation in terms of T (the period of the pendulum on Earth), knowing that the gravity on Pluto is 1/16 that of Earth.