The Pendulum PHY113 - 1

# The Pendulum PHY113 - 1 - The Pendulum Objective The...

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The Pendulum Objective: The objective of this experiment was to verify Galileo’s observation that the period of a pendulum is independent of the mass and the angular amplitude (for small angles). To determine how the period of a pendulum depends upon the length of the string. Procedures: The first step in starting the experiment is to open the pre-set experiment file “PHY113 Pendulum” on the lap computer. The pendulum was already set up in the lap room when we entered. During the first experiment there are several different steps that needed to be taken. The basis of the first experiment is using six separate weights on the pendulum and comparing it to the mean period of each weight. Place a single washer on the string and cover the hole with tape so that the photogate does not penetrate the washer's surface at any time. Then determine the overall length of the string. When this is completed is it time to begin collecting data. Hold the washer 10 degrees from its' resting point. Press start in the Science Workshop interface and release the washer.

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