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AIM: To determine the relationship between a period and the length of the simple pendulum.

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Introduction

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AIM:To determine the relationship between a period and the length of the simple pendulum.

Apparatus:

  • Long thread
  • Bob
  • Metre rule
  • Stopwatch
  • Retort stand
  • Clamp

Procedure:

  1.  The clamp was attached to the retort stand.
  2.  A metre rule was used to measure the different length of the thread.
  3.  The thread was attached to the clamp with the bob attached at the bottom of the thread.
  4.  The length of the thread was noted.
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Middle

This picture shows us the retort stand and the oscillations taking place.

Table of result (data collection)

Exp

Length of pendulum

Time for 20 oscillation

Average time&

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Conclusion

 Should be very careful when counting the oscillations. The thread should be properly measured. The way should be clear once the oscillations have started or else it can cause errors to take place. We should check if there is zero error. The bob should oscillate in a right position.

Conclusion:

We can conclude that if the thread has got a long length, the time it will take to complete 20 oscillations will be more.

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