Applicable to Physical Science, Physics, Honors Physics, and AP Physics classes. This quantitative, inquiry based laboratory exercise for physics or physical science classes examines oscillations by means of a plastic ruler arranged as a physical pendulum. The rotational inertia of the pendulum is measured.
Instructor's Notes and Student Worksheets are included.
This exercise covers portions of the following California State Science Standards
Physics - Motion and Forces
Investigation and Experimentation
This standalone exercise can also be paired with Mini Lab: The Physical Pendulum I
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