Pendulum With Large-Angle Oscillation - Portable

Purpose

To illustrate large-angle pendular oscillations and the 360 degree pendulum.

Equipment

Small physical pendulum on folding stand with travel clamp.

Images

g1-17

Description

The motion of a small-angle oscillation can be compared with large-angle oscillations. The motion of a 360 degree pendulum with just enough energy to execute complete circles can be observed or compared with calculations.