physics chemistry



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.



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


flash animation  


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



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