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Play with one or two pendulums and discover how the period of a simple pendulum depends on the length of the string, the mass of the pendulum bob, and the amplitude of the swing. It's easy to measure the period using the photogate timer. You can vary friction and the strength of gravity. Use the pendulum to find the value of g on planet X. Notice the anharmonic behavior at large amplitude.

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    Informal Education,Middle School,Periodic Motion,Simple Harmonic Oscillator,Pendulum,High School,Conservation of Energy,Period,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110825133120143T,Gravity,Motion,Applications,Higher Education,Elementary School,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-051,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Simple Harmonic Motion,Physics,General Public,Computing and Information,NSDL

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