The purpose of this experiment is to utilize the properties of pendulum oscillation to verify constants such as gravity. In this experiment, students will determine how the period of a pendulum is dependent only on the length of the pendulum and not the mass of the object.
|Pendulum Bobs (Balls)||JE-105A-D92||1 per table|
|Timer, - MyChron, Battery||JE-105A-D62||1 per table|
|String, Misc.||JE-105A-S70,D70,D71||1 per table|
|Meter Stick - 2.00m||JE-105A-(105 Door-L)||1 per table|
|Clamp, Pendulum||JE-105A-D65||1 per table|
The strings have to be at least 160 cm long. The pendulum bobs are the metal balls with eye hooks.
Make sure that the room has plenty of paper. Along with the initial apparatus set-up, supply a sufficient number of the appropriate paper procedure handouts for all of the lab sections that will use the set-up over the course of the week. Print the PDF, duplicate to double-sided pages, staple, and leave pile on instructor's table prior to first use of set-up.