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There are many examples of pendulums around us.

  • A swing on which a child can ride.
  • A plumb line used by builders to obtain a true vertical measurement.
  • A pendulum on a grandfather clock, which is calibrated to have a period of 2.0 s.
  • A Foucault's Pendulum will demonstrate the rotation of the earth.
  • Early seismometers used pendulums with pens on the points to draw the seismograph.
  • Taipei 101 Building (pendulum is used to stabilize the building )
  • Metronomes to keep a steady beat for musicians, like the one in the picture below: