cycloidal pendulum

noun

Definition of cycloidal pendulum

physics
: a heavy particle constrained to frictionless oscillation under gravity along the arc of a cycloid and having a period that is strictly independent of amplitude

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“Cycloidal pendulum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cycloidal%20pendulum. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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