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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




Simple pendulum experiment will let you test how simple pendulum systems work and what they consist. You will be experimenting the motion of a simple pendulum moving back and forth with negligible friction resembles simple harmonic motion. Changing only one variable at a time, you will be able to test the swing of a pendulum as a controlled experiment. You will solving damped harmonic oscillator equations by using techniques that you will learn with our lab assistant via VR Technology. By performing simple pendulum experiment, you can investigate how each of these variables affects the period of swing .