Tuesday, 17 June 2014 15:31

G1-51: INVERTED SPRING PENDULUM

• ID Code: G1-51
• Purpose: Illustrate a form of periodic vibration.
• Description: A mass is attached to the top of a rigid metal rod. Tweak the mass to start the motion. This is a good approximation to SHM with damping. Invite students to discuss how this is similar to, and differs from, the classic examples.
• Availability: Available
• Loc codes: FS2
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• G1-41: TORSIONAL PENDULUM - SMALL

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Illustrate a form of periodic vibration Read More
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