simple harmonic motion pendulum

# simple harmonic motion pendulum - Akshay Patel Period 10...

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Akshay Patel Period 10 Honors Physics Simple Harmonic Motion - Pendulum Objective: To understand the difference between period and frequency; to study factors which may affect the motion of a pendulum; to use a pendulum to measure the acceleration due to gravity. Conclusion: This lab explains a lot about simple harmonic motion. Period (T) means the time it takes the object to move through one complete cycle of motion, from x=A to x=-A and back to x=A. Frequency is the number of complete cycles or vibrations per unit of time, and is the reciprocal of the period (f=1/T). In this lab, the period was the time divided by the number of cycles while the frequency was the number of cycles. In the first three parts of the lab, we look at what can change the motion of a pendulum. By using the equation of the motion of a pendulum, T=2 π ((L/g) -2 ), we can check the experimental value of the period with our actual value from the lab. In part A, B, and C, our experimental and actual values were close to each other. Also, in part A and B, the

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