Mc-1 Stopped Pendulum
Published: Thursday 09 March 2006 - Updated: Thursday 24 March 2011
To illustrate an example of the exchange of potential and kinetic energy.
- Retort stand and bar
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A pendulum is set swinging and the maximum height reached is noted. A stop is then introduced which essentially reduces the length of the pendulum. The bob still returns to the height of the original motion.