Re: Pendulum mechanics

Damien Broderick (
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 11:52:35 +0000

At 08:13 PM 7/17/97 -0400, Mike Lorrey of spacedrive fame wrote:

>How can a little kid (or an adult for that matter) sit on a perfectly
>still playground swing, begin rocking back and forth, and within a
>minute be wizzing back and forth to a pretty good height, without ever
>touching the ground or other still grounded object?

Michael, Michael! It's connected at the top. (Unlike the spaceship.)

Damien Broderick