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Simple pendulum

A java animation that shows a pendulum moving with plots for kinetic and potential energy. Mass, length, gravity and period can be adjusted

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How a swinging pendulum proves the Earth rotates

A precessing pendulum is one of the best ways to prove the Earth is rotating. Read how it works.

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The pendulum lab

Applets showing pendulum motion. Applets suitable for an advanced school student but the maths is higher level.

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Physical Pendulum

The derivation of the period of oscillation of a physical pendulum along with interactive calculations to consolidate understanding.

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Foucault Pendulum

Entry in Smithsonian's encyclopaedia about Foucault's pendulum which showed the Earth was rotating.

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The Foucault pendulum

Comprehensive webpage on Foucault's pendulum, with animations, videos and answers to questions you might have.

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A simple pendulum is one which can be considered to be a point mass suspended from a string or rod of negligible mass.

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Foucault's Pendulum - Sixty Symbols

Video looking at Foucault's pendulum and how we know the world is spinning.

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What is a Foucault Pendulum?

What is a Foucault Pendulum and how does it work. Find out here.

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Ballistic Pendulum

The ballistic pendulum is a classic example of a dissipative collision in which conservation of momentum can be used for analysis, but conservation of energy during the collision cannot be invoked ...

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