Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538
Demonstrations are cataloged according to PIRA Bibliography
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Due to Physics Building renovations, the lead time to set up demo requests has increased due to the need to transport equipment across campus. Please be kind and let me know well ahead of time what you need.
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Pendula, Conical and Torsional
Procedure:These pendula demonstrations are not as straight - forward as the simple and spring pendula. For example, finding the torsional constant, K, of the rod, takes time and is really not feasible in the classroom. It is much easier to measure T and calculate the torsional constant. Measuring the angle of a conical pendulum is slightly difficult whereas measuring T and calculating 0 is much easier.