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Kater's Pendulum

  1. Jan 16, 2008 #1
    Hi there. I'm doing research for an investigation into various methods of measuring g for my Advanced Higher course (Scottish). I was wondering if anyone knew how accurate this experiment was when compared with a simple pendulum experiment. Also if anyone had diagrams or detailed explanations of the procedure that would be a great help.
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  4. Mar 12, 2008 #3
    Could anyone explain to me how and why Kater's Pendulum works?

  5. Mar 12, 2008 #4
    If I can find my second year lab scripts I'll have a look and see what it says. We did compare it with a simple pendulum and we got much better results.
  6. Mar 12, 2008 #5
    Thanks, that would be really useful. The harvard link doesn't really explain the way the pendulum works.
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