# What Causes A Pendulum To Eventually Slow Down And Stop Swinging?

The pendulum stops eventually because of air resistance. The pendulum loses energy because of friction. Only in a theoretical situation when there is no friction the pendulum will oscillate forever.

## How do you fix a wall clock that keeps stopping?

Ensure the clock hands are not touching each other. When the hands are touching it usually means they are stuck and your clock will not run. Look at the hour and minute hands closely. If they are touching the "time train" may be jammed which prevents the pendulum from swinging.

## Why does my clock keep stopping?

A clock that is out of beat is likely to stop because the pendulum is not receiving the optimum impulses to keep it swinging. If it's badly out of beat it will stop within a few minutes. If it's only slightly out of beat it could run for days but will eventually stop earlier than it should.

## What factors affect pendulum swing?

- Mass of the pendulum. - Force of gravity. - Air resistance. - Friction. - Length of the arm.

## What causes a clock pendulum to stop swinging?

The reason a clock pendulum often stops swinging, after being moved, is because the clock case now leans at a slightly different angle then it did at its former location. Don't worry about making your clock absolutely level with the floor and don't use a level.

## What are the two factors which affect the period of the pendulum?

- Define Time period of a pendulum. ... - The factors affecting the time period (T) of a simple pendulum of mass (m) of the bob length (L) of the pendulum and the acceleration due to gravity (g). ... - Time period of a pendulum is independent of which of these factors? ... - The time period of a pendulum is 2 s.

## Why does the pendulum stop swinging?

The pendulum stops eventually because of air resistance. The pendulum loses energy because of friction. Only in a theoretical situation when there is no friction the pendulum will oscillate forever.

## Why does my pendulum keep stopping?

Often a pendulum clock will stop when it has been moved, bumped or even a too aggressive push to restart a pendulum.