3A70.40 - Inverted Coupled Pendulum

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

Use the special table clamp and get the pendulum so it stands straight up and down.  Gently start one of the pendulums in motion and within a short time the energy should be transferred to the other pendulum.  Increase coupling, may be done connecting the two pendulums together with a rubber band.  The closer the rubber band to the pendulum weights the greater the amount of coupling.

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