>>Almost without fail students "confirmed" Galileo's conclusion - in
spite of the fact that it's wrong, & that period is independent of
amplitude only for small oscillations>>
That's one I never heard. Tell me more. I would guess that the period
actually changes continuously as the amplitude increases; this due to the
direction of the force vector continually changing.
Fascinating. I wish D. Lytle Wiggins had taught us that in my 1947 high
school physics class!
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