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Draft pendulum expirement

Submitted by angelasalaza on Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:24

The simple pendulum experiment measured the amount of time ten periods of rotation took place when varying angles of displacement.  Each angle was increased by twenty-five degrees the rotation responded by increasing the amount of time ten rotations took place with an average of 7.6 seconds/10 rotation. Though only the first two rotations were observed to be gradually increasing the last two measured angles increased by more than three seconds. The big difference in time is troubling because each increase should have been less than a second. In my observations, I thought that the increase of angle affected the amount of air friction the pendulum went against. The experiment was interesting because it made me think what if a wrecking ball was used to crash a building the wrecking ball would have to be angled at a smaller degree to cause less disturbance when there is only one target.