Product details

Reversible pendulum (physical pendulum)

Reversible pendulum (physical pendulum)

Item no.: P1003300

Difficulty Expenditure of Time print
  • Description
  • Scope of Supply
  • Downloads and Documents

In the "Simple pendulum" experiment (Mechanics 5.2) the students became acquainted with the correlations between pendulum length and oscillation period of a thread pendulum. In the present experiment they should discover the special property of a reversion pendulum: there are two singular suspension points, at which the oscillation period is the same. The distance between them - the reduced pendulum length lR - is larger than the distance "center of gravity - suspension point"; consequently, the pendulum must be reversed in order to hang it on the respective singular points*.
In this experiment the students should measure the oscillation period of a reversion pendulum, the suspension points for equal oscillation periods and from this data determine the reduced pendulum length.
Additionally, they should measure the oscillation period of a thread pendulum with a length which corresponds to the reversion pendulum's reduced pendulum length and compare it with the reversion pendulum's oscillation period.

Document     Filesize
p1003300e.pdf Experiment guide, English 392.58 KB

Follow us on
Facebook YouTube
PHYWE - excellence in science
  • 0