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Role of the Laboratory: Motion of a Simple Pendulum Documents

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The Role of Laboratory: Motion of a Simple Pendulum 

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.

Published January 1, 1995
Last Modified June 18, 2006