Pendulum Graphs

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Homework Statement



Using the slope from a graph of the square root of the pendulum's length vs period (which would be a linear relationship), calculate the experimental acceleration due to gravity.


Homework Equations



I'm trying to figure out what equation I can use to solve for 'g'.

I know that T = 2*pi*√(L/g), but will that help here? I need to use the slope of the graph in order to calculate g.


Thanks in advance!
 

Answers and Replies

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rock.freak667
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Use the fact that √ (a/b) = √a/√b and get your equation in the form Y = MX so that the gradient is M.
 

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