Mg-2 Kater's Reversible Pendulum
Published: Thursday 09 March 2006 - Updated: Thursday 24 March 2011
To determine "g" using the reversible pendulum method.
- Kater's pendulum
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Kater's Reversible Pendulum
Kater's reversible pendulum consists of a rod provided with two knife edges facing inward on opposite sides of the centre of mass. The bobs are adjustable in position. These positions are adjusted until the periods are the same when the pendulum is suspended from either knife edge.
When this is the case
where (h1+h2) is the distance between the knife edges.