Torque of Compound pendulum


A compound pendulum (or physical pendulum) is one where the rod is not massless, and may have extended size; that is, an arbitrarily shaped rigid body swinging by a pivot. The torque that is generated by gravity is related to the length of the pendulum, its mass and the angle of the vertical.

Related formulas


τTorque of Compound pendulum (N*m)
mMass of the pendulum (kg)
gGravity acceleration (m/s2)
LDistance from the pivot to the center of mass of the pendulum (m)
θAngle from the vertical (radians)