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Simple and Damped Pendulum



• To study the motion of a simple pendulum

• To learn the relationships between the period, frequency and length of a simple pendulum

• To determine the acceleration due to gravity using the motion of a simple pendulum

• To investigate conservation of mechanical energy in a simple pendulum

•  Analyzing topics of damped pendulum

•  Calculation of idle time and damping constant


Curriculum alignments


HS-PS3-2 Develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as a combination of energy associated with the motion of particles (objects) and energy associated with the relative positions of particles (objects).

• AP

6.1 Period of Simple Harmonic Oscillators

6.2 Energy of a Simple Harmonic Oscillator

• Cambirege A Level

17.1  Simple harmonic oscillations

17.2 Energy in simple harmonic motion 1

7.3 Damped and forced oscillations, resonance


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