Experiment Mr-06

Large Pendulum

Description: A very heavy pendulum bob is supported from the ceiling on a vertical line about 6 feet from a wall.  A person stands with their back against the wall and the bob at the tip of their nose.  The bob is released from rest and when it returns, it will return to the tip of the persons nose only.


Setup of person holding pendulum bob at nose.


Picture of the pendulum bob swinging.  The bob, which was not visible in the photo, has been shown by a circle.


Pendulum bob just after it has swung back.


Materials: Large pendulum bob, wire


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