The physical parameters in a simple pendulum experiment are a small-diameter bob and a string that has negligible mass, according to OpenStax College. The string should not be elastic, however. More »

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Technically, a pendulum can be created with an object of any weight or shape attached to the end of a rod or string. However, a spherical object is preferred because it can be most easily assumed that the center of mass ... More »

Once a pendulum is moved, simple gravity is what keeps it swinging. Sometimes additional means are used such as weights, pulleys and springs. More »

Technically, a pendulum can be created with an object of any weight or shape attached to the end of a rod or string. However, a spherical object is preferred because it can be most easily assumed that the center of mass ... More »

To build a ballistic pendulum, use a cardboard box, weights, four eye hooks, nylon string, a piece of plywood and a sheet of white paper. Mount the ballistic pendulum after it is constructed. More »

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A conical pendulum is a weight fixed on the end of a string or rod suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely. A conical pendulum construction is similar to an ordinary pendulum; instead of swinging backward and ... More »

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Common examples of simple harmonic motion include an object attached to a spring, a swinging pendulum and loudspeakers. Simple harmonic motion refers to the swinging motion exhibited by any object in the presence of Hook... More »