Re: Timing data for Synchronome # 2177
Vibration of the pendulum rod should not be a problem if it has completelytoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
died out by the time the pendulum is next impulsed.
A pendulum has one resonant frequency, the rate at which it beats.
You could apply energy at any other frequency, and unless there was a
non-linear process that could modulate the main resonance, the frequency of
the pendulum will not be affected.
However, interference at the same frequency, like another clock mounted on
the same wall, can add or remove energy from the pendulum.
The energy absorbed from a short impulse has many frequency components,
but only the frequency of the beat can be taken up by the pendulum.
If the pendulum is still shaking when next impulsed then the phase
of the impulse could be modified, this being a non-linear process there
could be interference with the pendulums frequency.
On 22 Oct 2019, at 21:35, John Haine <email@example.com> wrote: