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SIMPLE GRAVITY PENDULUM

 

SIMPLE GRAVITY PENDULUM

How to change the period T of a pendulum?

 

 

Description: Interactive free flash animation to similate an activity to learn parameters that influence the period. Mass? Thread length? Initial angle?

 

The activity instructions:

 

A. Evaluate the period T of the pendulum for 6 different values of:

      1. length l ;
      2. initial elongation θ0 ;
      3. mass m.

Present the results in tabular form.

 

B. Plot T 2 = f(l).

 

C. Conclude.

 

Definition:

Simple pendulum: Hypothetical pendulum suspended by a massless and frictionless thread of constant length.

 

flash animation         .exe (Windows)         .app (Mac)

 

Video: PCCL does not post a video here as it is up to the students to complete the activity.

 

 

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