physical pendulum

noun Physics.
any apparatus consisting of a body of possibly irregular shape allowed to rotate freely about a horizontal axis on which it is pivoted (distinguished from simple pendulum ).
Also called compound pendulum.
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The equation of motion is the same as that fora physical pendulum and therefore is nonlinear.
Accelerator physics of colliders fora physical pendulum and therefore is nonlinear.
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