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written by Andrew Duffy
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 and sum to a constant throughout the entire oscillation.  This item is part of a collection of similar simulation-based activities for introductory physics students.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
General Physics
- General
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Pendula
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
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© 2002 Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
oscillation, pendula, pendulum, simple harmonic motion, simple harmonic oscillation
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created April 14, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
August 26, 2008 by Cathy Ezrailson
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March 28, 2008
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A. Duffy, (2002), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c18_pendulum.html).
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A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Applets: A Simple Pendulum, (2002), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c18_pendulum.html>.
APA Format
Duffy, A. (2008, March 28). Boston University Physics Applets: A Simple Pendulum. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c18_pendulum.html
Chicago Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: A Simple Pendulum. March 28, 2008. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c18_pendulum.html (accessed 23 October 2014).
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Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: A Simple Pendulum. 2002. 28 Mar. 2008. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c18_pendulum.html>.
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Is Part Of First Semester Introductory Physics Simulations

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.

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