# 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

τ | Torque of Compound pendulum (N*m) |

m | Mass of the pendulum (kg) |

g | Gravity acceleration (m/s^{2}) |

L | Distance from the pivot to the center of mass of the pendulum (m) |

θ | Angle from the vertical (radians) |