1M40.15 - Stopped Pendulum

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Stopped Pendulum
Potential to Kinetic Energy, Simple Harmonic Motion
Area of Study:
Stopped Pendulum.

The pendulum should be set with a variable right angle clamp holding the stop rod.  Practice will be needed so that the stop rod can be turned into place at the proper time of the pendulum motion.

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