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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Swing


Explain why some swings reach higher than others.
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General Physics
Mechanics

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