Torque of Compound pendulum

Description

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

Variables

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)