Centripetal Force on a Pendulum

Product Code: EX-5605


Students explore the relationship between mass, radius of rotation, angular velocity, and centripetal force. By continuously measuring the force and angular velocity, students see not just peak values but also how these change during the entire motion of the pendulum. Students explore sources of error and magnitude of error.


  • Uses wireless sensors


  • Centripetal force
  • Angular velocity
  • Periodic motion

What’s Included

  • 1x Centripetal Force Pendulum (ME-9821)
  • 1x Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor (PS-3202)
  • 1x Wireless Rotary Motion Sensor (PS-3220)
  • 1x Aluminum Table Clamp (ME-8995)
  • 1x Stainless Steel Rod, 45 cm (ME-8736)