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Variable-g Pendulum

A pendulum is constrained to oscillate in a plane tilted at an angle from the vertical. This effectively reduces the acceleration due to gravity because the restoring force is decreased. The Acceleration Sensor is fastened to the Rotary Motion Sensor, and directly measures the effective "g" for the pendulum.

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Source: Lab #47

Comprehensive 850 Physics System Experiments

Variable-g Pendulum