Experiment Mz-01

Torsion Pendulum

Description: A wheel and flexible axle are suspended as a torsion pendulum. Oscillations can be observed after the wheel has been turned slightly and released by observing the chalk line drawn on the wheel.


Setup of torsion pendulum


Changes in the angular position of the disc are observed by looking at the chalk line drawn on the disc.



Materials: Torsion pendulum, chalk, support


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