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Lab #2: Pendulum Experiment vs Theory PI: Lucy Queen DA: Haley Johnson Researcher: Devin Hlavenka Introduction: Haley Johnson (DA) The purpose of this experiment was to determine how the theory given to us in the form of an equation is either efficient or inefficient in predicting the period, T, and our group found that although the length was the only thing that had an impact on the equation’s output, the equation did not predict the right output values. Procedure: Devin Hlavenka (R) The equation that was used for this theory was of this form: T = 2 π L g This equation looks alright, but it doesn’t take in account for mass or angle of the swing itself. To experiment with this equation, we essentially did several tests runs of the pendulum changing the factors of length, mass, and angle. The first factor we experimented with was the length of the pendulum itself. We did two tests at every length we chose, and if the two tests were similar, we kept the data. We test the experiment at four different lengths.
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  • Fall '08
  • ELLIS
  • Mass, Futurology

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