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Lecture# Mechanical Energy Conservation: Pendulum Dynamics

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This lecture covers the concept of mechanical energy conservation in the context of pendulum dynamics, exploring equilibrium positions, stability analysis, and natural frequencies. The instructor explains the derivation of potential energy equations and the determination of equilibrium points. The lecture also delves into the calculation of natural frequencies and the stability of the system. Through detailed examples and mathematical derivations, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical behavior of pendulum systems.

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PHYS-101(c): General physics : mechanics (IN I)

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