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exp09 pendulum-2 - Experiment 09: The effect of change of...

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Experiment 09: The effect of change of amplitude, mass and length Period of a pendulum Mechanics: Period of a pendulum; scientific method DataStudio file: 09 Period of Pendulum.ds Equipment List 1 PASCO Interface (for one sensor) 1 Photogate Pendulum Set 1 Pendulum Clamp 1 Rod 1 String, spool 1 Measuring tape 1 Protractor 1 Large Rod Base Introduction In this experiment, we were asked to check the period of a simple pendulum. We also were asked to investigate the effect of the mass, length, and amplitude on the pendulum’s period. We used the motion sensor to measure the motion of the pendulum as it swings back and forth. By using the DataStudio, we were able to record and display the data. A simple pendulum consists of a mass m hanging at the end of a string of length L. The period of a pendulum (T) is the time required for one complete cycle, that is, the time to go back and forth once. The frequency f , is the number of complete swings per unit of time. The period is the reciprocal of the frequency. The period of pendulum is measured according to the equation below
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2011 for the course CSCE phy201 taught by Professor Lambert during the Spring '11 term at Walsh College.

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