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1 Laboratory Number One - OSCILLATING PENDULUM Physics 198 My name: Lab Partner (s): GOAL: Use a simple pendulum to discover relationships between oscillation period, frequency and pendulum length and mass. A simple pendulum is a mass (called a bob) swinging on the end of a string of length L: We'll find answers to these questions: (1) What is the relationship between period and frequency of an oscillation? (2) How does one measure period and frequency? (3) How does the period of a pendulum depend on the mass of the bob? (4) How does the period of a pendulum depend on string length? Equipment : string, scissors, masses of 0.25, 0.5 and 1.0 kilogram, meter stick, stopwatch, ring stands, rods and clamps for pendulum top tie point, electronic scales and graph paper.
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2 (1) Period and Frequency Period and frequency are related this way: period = 1/frequency. If the flag on the central campus flagpole flaps back and forth 2 times each second, its period is 1/2 second and it's frequency is 2 per sec, or 2 Hz.
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