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ERIC Number: EJ1017453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Analysis of Pendulum Period with an iPod Touch/iPhone
Briggle, Justin
Physics Education, v48 n3 p285-288 May 2013
We describe the use of Apple's iPod touch/iPhone, acting as the pendulum bob, as a means of measuring pendulum period, making use of the device's three-axis digital accelerometer and the freely available SPARKvue app from PASCO scientific. The method can be readily incorporated into an introductory physics laboratory experiment. Moreover, the principles described may be carried out with any number of smartphone devices containing an integrated accelerometer and paired with an appropriate application for collecting and sending accelerometer data as a comma-separated value file.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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