This is a QR code. A QR Code is a 2-dimensional barcode, which has encoded in it a URL (web address), text, or other information. It can be read by a QR code scanner, including QR scanner smartphone apps. Once you have an app installed on your smartphone, open the app and hold your phone’s camera over a QR code to read it. Most QR codes you’ll come across have a URL encoded, so chances are when you read the QR code it will take you to a web page.
Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
Click to get more information on the MERLOT Editors' Choice Award in a new window.
Click to get more information on the MERLOT Classics Award in a new window.
Click to get more information on the MERLOT JOLT Award in a new window.
Search all MERLOT
Click here to go to your profile
Select to go to your workspace
Click here to go to your Dashboard Report
Click here to go to your Content Builder
Click here to log out
Search Terms
Enter username
Enter password
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
select OK to launch help window
cancel help

MERLOT II


        

Material Detail


The Pendulum Lab

QR Code for this Page
Bookmark and Share
 
Location:
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: May 07, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 28, 2013
[Report Broken Link]    [Report as Inappropriate]
MERLOT Classic

Author:
 Send email to Franz-Josef.Elmer@unibas.ch

Submitter : John Walkup

Description:

This is a virtual laboratory where you can do hands-on experiments at rigid pendula. Together with the material presented in the lecture room, you can learn basic issues like harmonic oscillator and resonance but also advanced topics like parametric resonance, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos. Utility comes in downloadable HTML/Java... More

Browse in Categories:

Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no Copyright: yes
Creative Commons: unsure

About this material:



 

Discussion for The Pendulum Lab

Log in to participate in the discussions or Register if you are not already a MERLOT member.

Return to Top of Page
Avatar for Traves O'Neill
6 years ago

Traves O'Neill (Faculty)

Appears to be a nice program, but the graphics are a bit dated and may be difficult for high school students to keep their interest. Probably better for college students.

Avatar for jason Ting
13 years ago

jason Ting (Student)

I worked through this applet and performed a couple of the suggested
experiments. I found the pendulum w/ rotating suspension force very interesting.
The experiment stated that while balancing a pencil on the tip of your finger
is very difficult, balancing a pendulum in the upright position is very easy. I
found this to be very interesting and I tried the experiment myself using the
given applets.

Technical Remarks:

The applets are very easy to use and the instructions are very helpful. The
lecture room provides an information base for those unclear on the theories
involved. Nice Site.

Avatar for Jennifer Spellmeyer
13 years ago

Jennifer Spellmeyer (Student)

The applet was very easy to understand how to use. I found it very helpful in
learning basic ideas. Some additions could be made such as demonstrating
relationships with other kinds of motion, but it did help in understanding the
fundamentals. It was very good overall.

Avatar for John Walkup
13 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

Five good online demonstrations, complete with stopwatches and oscilloscopes
that function like the real thing. This utility works well for demonstrating
many different types of periodic motion, and can be used as a laboratory
(although they are merely simulations, not the real thing). Very well done and
very helpful.

Avatar for John Walkup
13 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

This collection of applets is very versatile, giving the user plenty to do.
Online oscilloscopes, stopwatches, and other equipment simulate a real
laboratory.

Return to Top of Page