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Measuring the acceleration due to gravity

Posted on Jan 20 2011 by Dr Ragbir Bhathal

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Tags: asell physics, classical physics

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This experiment allows students to measure the value of the acceleration due to gravity by means of a simple pendulum and also to ascertain the uncertainty in their measurement of g. It is a simple experiment but it highlights how the theory of the pendulum can be verified by a doing an experiment with a simple pendulum.

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