Coupled Resonant Pendulums Feature Summary

Type:
Physics at Home
Title:
Coupled Resonant Pendulums
Description:
For a nice example of resonance, try the Exploratorium activity at Coupled Resonant Pendulums.  You'll use everyday materials to show the exchange of energy between two pendulums.  The site provides a thorough description of how the two pendulums interact, contrasts their motion, and presents an easy way to find the rate of energy exchange. For a nice simulation, see Two Coupled Pendula.
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May 16, 2007 - June 1, 2007