Pendulum Effect

Definition - What does Pendulum Effect mean?

Pendulum Effect is the movement in one direction that causes an equal movement in another direction. It is a natural law discovered by Galileo Galilei and can be applied on various streams such as politics, sociology and psychology. Moreover, it describes the continuous swinging motion of Pendulum that is created by the acquired momentum and the action of gravity. The Pendulum Effect relies on two factors, i.e., gravitational force and length of pendulum. However the gravitational force remains constant at any place thus it fully depends only on length.

Petropedia explains Pendulum Effect

A Pendulum is a weight attached with an arc from a pivot and let to swing freely. The movement obtained from moving the Pendulum in back and forth direction is known as Pendulum Effect. It was first examined in 1602 by Galileo Galilei. The effect can be noticed in amusement park rides, clocks, metronomes and even in earthquake seismometers. To study the effect of pendulums, a deep understanding of centripetal force, inertia, gravity, and motion is required. The Pendulum Effect eventually gets two poles more and more apart from each other.

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