Special pendulums

Newton's cradle

Dragging a ball introduces energy into the system. Observe how that energy passes from one ball to another.

Conical pendulum

In this simulation, the ball moves describing a circular horizontal path. Observe what happens as the period varies. Is there an equilibrium of forces?

Foucalt's pendulum

Foucalt's pendulum is a device invented by the French scientist Leon Foucault to test the rotation of the Earth.
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Explain why some swings reach higher than others.
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General Physics

Pre-University Physics


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