Pendulum Motion: Velocity and Force Analysis

The Pendulum Motion: Velocity and Force Analysis Concept Builder provides an introduction to the nature of a pendulum's motion. The Concept Builder consists 56 questions organized into 14 Question Groups and spread across three activities. In the first activity - v and F Comparison - learners must identify the locations along a pendulum's path where the speed and the restoring force are the greatest and where they are zero. In the second activity - Vector Analysis - learners must identify the direction of the velocity vector, the tension force, and the gravity force at various locations along a pendulum's path. In the third activity - Graphical Analysis - learners must relate various sections of a velocity-time plot for a pendulum's motion to locations along the pendulum's path. Question-specific help is provided for each of the 14 situations. Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress.

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Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 60 different questions can be printed. View Questions (For Teachers Only).

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.