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Physical Pendulum
# 3A15.20


Description: Compare the period of a meter stick pivoted at its end and a point 1/3 from the end. Also compare the period to that of a simple pendulum 2/3 of the length of the physical pendulum.

Instructions:

Purchased/Built: built

Setup Time: 5 min

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 08-18 Compare the period of a bar supported at the end with a simple pendulum of 2/3 length.
Sutton M-203 Suspend the meter stick from one end and find the center of oscillation with a simple pendulum of the same period.
The Physics Teacher TPT 12(8),494 Analysis of the oscillating bar includes suspending the bar from a string.
The Physics Teacher TPT 17(1),52 Analysis of the oscillating bar with a graph of typical data.

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