1D50.25 Conical Pendulum

Concepts

Circular motion

Overview

A ball on a string is swung along a horizontal circular path so the string sweeps out a cone. Note: this demonstration is appropriate for large lecture halls.

Details

Equipment

  • [1] Ball on a string

Script

  1. Hold onto the end of the string.
  2. Swing the ball along a horizontal circular path.

 

Additional Resources

References

  • PIRA 1D50.25

Disclaimer

  • Don't attempt this at home!

Last revised

  • 2018

Technicals

  • A string was threaded through a ball.

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