CollegeHigh School / Physics

Introduction to Measurement

The purpose of this experiment is to measure the period of a simple pendulum and to use scientific methods to determine the relationships between the period of a pendulum and its length, its mass, and the amplitude of its motion.

A Rotary Motion Sensor is used to record the motion of the pendulum as it swings back and forth, and various software tools are used to determine the period.


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Introduction to Measurement