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written by Jim Nelson and Jane Nelson
This is a simple pendulum laboratory activity from the PTRA manual "Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics". The activity is typical for studying a pendulum and includes minimum directions.  An introduction is provided for a physical pendulum.  Timing can be done by using a light probe and a computer, photogate, or a stopwatch.
Book Title: The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
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© 1995 American Association of Physics Teachers
Keywords:
pendulum amplitude, pendulum period, periodic motion, timing pendulum motion
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Metadata instance created June 18, 2006 by Bruce Mason
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J. Nelson and J. Nelson, in The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics (1995), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3812&DocID=120).
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J. Nelson and J. Nelson, Role of the Laboratory: Motion of a Simple Pendulum in The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics (1995), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3812&DocID=120>.
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Nelson, J., & Nelson, J. (1995). Role of the Laboratory: Motion of a Simple Pendulum. In The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3812&DocID=120
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Nelson, Jim, and Jane Nelson. "Role of the Laboratory: Motion of a Simple Pendulum." In The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. 1995. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3812&DocID=120 (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Nelson, Jim, and Jane Nelson. "Role of the Laboratory: Motion of a Simple Pendulum." The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. 1995. 1 Jan. 1995. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3812&DocID=120>.
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