This item is an interactive Java applet that simulates the motion of a physical pendulum. By changing the size and initial position of the bob, the user can observe how the motion differs from that of a simple pendulum where all the mass is contained at a single point on the bottom of the string. Velocity, forces on the object, and acceleration can all be displayed as vectors on the diagram.
This item is part of a larger collection of simulation based physics modules sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).
Modular Approach to Physics: Physical Pendulum. (2007, March 30). Retrieved May 25, 2013, from University of Calgary: http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/torque/aboutanaxis/apply/physicalpendulum/applet.html
University of Calgary. Modular Approach to Physics: Physical Pendulum. Calgary: University of Calgary, March 30, 2007. http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/torque/aboutanaxis/apply/physicalpendulum/applet.html (accessed 25 May 2013).
Modular Approach to Physics: Physical Pendulum. Calgary: University of Calgary, 2001. 30 Mar. 2007. 25 May 2013 <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/torque/aboutanaxis/apply/physicalpendulum/applet.html>.
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