This web page is an animation of a simple pendulum consisting of a mass on a string. It displays changes in potential and kinetic energy, allowing students to observe that they are conserved.
This item is part of a collection of similar simulation-based activities for introductory physics students. See Related items below for a link to the full index of Java simulations developed by the same author to support first-semester introductory physics class instruction.
%0 Electronic Source %A Duffy, Andrew %D March 28, 2008 %T Boston University Physics Applets: A Simple Pendulum %V 2015 %N 3 July 2015 %8 March 28, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c18_pendulum.html
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This is the full index of interactive Java simulations by the same author on Classical Mechanics. This particular collection is devoted to topics typically covered in a first semester introductory physics class.