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1D50.25 - Conical Pendulum

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​1D50.25 - Conical Pendulum

Title1D50.25 - Conical Pendulum

Demonstrate a conical pendulum.

Assembly Instructions

Place the pendulum assembly on to hand driven rotator such that the set screw is tightened onto the flat part of the hand driven rotator.

Setup Time10
Operation Time
Preview Time3
Operation Instructions

Spin up pendulum, be sure not to spin it to fast or you will hit the sides of the base. Once you can see a nice rotation from the pendulum stop the hand driven rotator. Watch the pendulum spin while the rotator is at rest. Since the pendulum is on a spring steel rod rather than a string the pendulum is damped and will fairly quickly decrease the radius of rotation until to gets to a fairly small one.

Demo on DimeNo
PIRA 200No
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Category1 Mechanics
Subcategory1D - Motion in Two Dimensions
Keywordscentripetal forces, harmonic motion
Construction Information
hand-driven rotator
mass on conical rod assembly
squeezee clamp