The Pendulum

The Pendulum - The Pendulum Galileo observed that the...

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The Pendulum Galileo observed that the period of a pendulum swing was not affected by the mass attached to the pendulum or the initial angular amplitude. Two simple experiments were designed to support these observations and to determine whether the length of the pendulum string affects the period. After conducting the final experiment, it was concluded that the period is in fact affected by the length of the pendulum. Furthermore, theoretical values of gravity and the mass of the Earth were compared to the calculated values using the data. Although systematic error was present, the calculated values were close to the accepted theoretical values. By: Partners: TA: Cheng “Chester” Xu Section: 75529 Monday (9:40-11:30)
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Objective: The goals of the experiment are to both confirm Galileo’s postulate, that for small angles, neither length or mass affect the period of a pendulum swing, and also to determine the affect the length of the string has on the period for larger angles. Procedure:
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