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This site from the Exploratorium uses everyday materials to show the exchange of energy between two coupled pendulums.  The site provides a thorough description of how the two pendulums interact and contrasts their motion.  The site also describes an easy to find the rate of energy exchange.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Relative Motion
- Work and Energy
Waves and Pendula
- Oscillations
= Pendula
- High School
- Middle School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
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Access Rights: Free access
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Keywords: coupled oscillator, energy transfer, natural frequency, resonant frequency
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 13, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Aug 02, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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Coupled Resonant Pendulums. (n.d.). Retrieved December 11, 2023, from Exploratorium:
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Exploratorium. Coupled Resonant Pendulums. San Francisco: Exploratorium. (accessed 11 December 2023).
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Coupled Resonant Pendulums. San Francisco: Exploratorium. 11 Dec. 2023 <>.
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