Senior physics major Robert Lee has a first; a second entry in the Experiment of the Month. For his senior seminar project as well as his University Honors Thesis and his Physics Department Honors project , he studied a pendulum swinging under water. In particular, he compared the period of a pendulum swinging under water to the period of the same pendulum swinging in air. His pendulum had a spherical brass bob on the end of a light thread.
Simple Science Experiment: Pendulum - MetroFamily Magazine
We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers. Physics What would happen if a pendulum was filled with water? What would happen if a pendulum was filled with water? I suppose I'll never get around to actually conducting this experiment, so I figured I'd ask y'all. I have a pendulum: a bucket securely fixed to a beam. The bucket's lid is open and the bucket is larger than the liquid within, allowing it to freely move around slosh. How would this motion affect the pendulum's swing?
Experiment of The Month
Ever seen an old grandfather clock? That thing swinging back and forth is a pendulum. In fact, anything that has a weight that pivots and swings freely is a pendulum. A string with something tied to its end, even you on a swing set on the playground are considered a pendulum. Place a penny in the middle bottom of a non-see-through cup stick it there with a small piece tape.
A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely. When released, the restoring force acting on the pendulum's mass causes it to oscillate about the equilibrium position, swinging back and forth. The time for one complete cycle, a left swing and a right swing, is called the period. The period depends on the length of the pendulum and also to a slight degree on the amplitude , the width of the pendulum's swing. From the first scientific investigations of the pendulum around by Galileo Galilei , the regular motion of pendulums was used for timekeeping, and was the world's most accurate timekeeping technology until the s.