publication . Other literature type . Article . 1986

The pendulum—Rich physics from a simple system

Robert A. Nelson; M. G. Olsson;
  • Published: 01 Feb 1986
  • Publisher: American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
Abstract
We provide a comprehensive discussion of the corrections needed to accurately measure the acceleration of gravity using a plane pendulum. A simple laboratory experiment is described in which  g was determined to four significant figures of accuracy.
Subjects
free text keywords: General Physics and Astronomy, Classical mechanics, Quantum mechanics, Laboratory experiment, Significant figures, Theoretical physics, Gravitation, Acceleration, Pendulum, Physics
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