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Simple Pendulum Virtual Lab Simulation

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Simple Pendulum Virtual Lab

General Aim of Simple Pendulum Experiment

Determination of acceleration of gravity (g).

Simple Pendulum Experiment.. Method

Periodic motion (Simple Harmonic Motion).

Simple Pendulum Experiment.. Learning Objectives

  • Understand the motion of a simple pendulum under small angle approximation.

  • Introduce the simple harmonic motion as an example for periodic motion.

  • Understand the source of experimental error for a real pendulum.

Simple Pendulum Theory

Gravity exerts a force on every object. This force is proportional to the mass of the object.  The proportionality constant is the acceleration of gravity "g". A simple pendulum is made of a long string and a tiny metal sphere, steel or preferably lead (higher density).  The period of oscillation of a simple pendulum may be found by the formula:

Simple Pendulum Experiment | Principle of Work

Measuring the period of oscillations of a simple pendulum under the action of gravitational force at a small angular displacement ө for different lengths for the thread.

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