# Is the motion of a pendulum simple harmonic..........................

Gowri sankar
292 Points
8 years ago
HI MANICHANDRA, The motion of a simple pendulum is very close to Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM). SHM results whenever a restoring force is proportional to the displacement, a relationship often known as Hooke`s Law when applied to springs.
PRAPULPODISHETTI
669 Points
8 years ago
The motion of a pendulum is nearly as same as to simple harmonic motion.
Simple harmonic motion:
In mechanics and physics, simple harmonic motion is a type of periodic motion where the restoring force is directly proportional to the displacement and acts in the direction opposite to that of displacement.
NARAYANA
242 Points
8 years ago
THE MOTION SIMPLE PENDULUM IS SIMPLE HORMONIC MOTION BECAUSE IT IS A TYPE OF PERIODIC MOTION.THANK YOU.
317 Points
8 years ago
Hello Mani
Small Angle Approximation and Simple Harmonic Motion. With the assumption of small angles, the frequency and period of the pendulum are independent of the initial angular displacement amplitude.
N JYOTHEESWAR
342 Points
8 years ago
hello manichandra,
simple pendulum consists of a mass m hanging from a string of length L and fixed at a pivot point ... Small Angle Approximation and Simple Harmonic Motion .
mohan
216 Points
8 years ago
helo mani chandra....
motion of pendulum is a simple harmonic motion  because of it is one type of motion......................................................................................................................