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Gaertk at aol.com Gaertk at aol.com
Mon Jan 27 17:12:09 PST 2003

In a message dated 1/27/2003 4:26:01 PM Eastern Standard 
Time, Philip Hart <philiph at SLAC.Stanford.EDU> writes:

>On Mon, 27 Jan 2003 Gaertk at aol.com wrote:

>> I was really, really annoyed when I learned
>> the truth about pendulums....

>Hi, what's controversial about pendulums?  Are you concerned
>about the small-angle approximation?

Yes, specifically the fact that they taught me that pendulums
were perfect examples of simple harmonic motion where the
angle of displacement has NO EFFECT on the period, no matter
how large the angle.