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Making a One Second Timer Documents

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Making a One Second Timer 

written by Jim Nelson and Jane Nelson

This lab activity has students create a pendulum with a one second period.  Students must explore the importance of physical properties, such as length of the string and mass of the bob, to determine what they affect the period. This is a part of a PTRA manual on Kinematics and Motion by Jim and Jane Nelson.

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Published March 17, 2005
Last Modified March 26, 2005

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One Minute Timer 

This powerpoint display gives a one minute count-down by seconds. It can be used with the One Second Timer laboratory to help students design their pendula.

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Published March 17, 2005
Last Modified March 17, 2005

Pendula on Parade 

This activity uses the concepts learned in the One Second Timer lab to stimulate class discussion of the period of pendula. It is a part of a PTRA manual on Kinematics/Motion by Jim and Jane Nelson.

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Published March 17, 2005
Last Modified March 26, 2005

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