Pendulum and Spring

Explore the motion of a pendulum suspended by a spring.

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Explore the motion of a pendulum suspended by a spring. A pendulum is a weight hung from a fixed point. Pendulums swing back and forth in a regular motion known as a period. The period of a pendulum is affected by the length of the string/rod. A spring is a resilient device that can be pressed or pulled but return to its original shape when released. Springs are commonly helical coiled metal devices. When a spring is compressed or stretched and then released, it will vibrate at a particular frequency. This frequency is called the period of the spring. The period of a spring is affected by the spring constant (a measure of the elasticity of the coils). How does a pendulum behave when the length of the spring that suspends the mass is constantly changing?

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<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Pendulum and Spring. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2013, June 4.</a>

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Pendulum and Spring (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2013, June 4), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Pendulum and Spring (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2013, June 4), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Pendulum and Spring. (2013, June 4). Retrieved 2017, February 28, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

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Middle School, High School, Higher Education
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Physics
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