Loaded Pendulum

Purpose

Analog to the longitudinal motion of a particle in a particle accelerator driven by a sinusoidal accelerating potential.◙

Equipment

Oberbeck cross with 2 kG masses.

Images

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Description

The position of the pendulum bob, displaced from the vertical by the hanging weights, represents the phase of a particle being accelerated in a particle accelerator. The sinusoidal accelerating voltage creates oscillations of the particle about its equilibrium phase. The phase of the accelerating particle oscillates about the equilibrium phase, as does the pendulum.◙