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soccergirl14

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Examine the experimental evidence in regards to each of the properties of the pendulum, mass, horizontal displacement and length. Predict the equation for the period of a pendulum and calculate it based on your observations.

The data I have to work with is:

-I have different horizontal displacements and the periods for each displacement

-I have different masses and the periods for each mass

-I have different pendulum lengths and the periods for each length

In this lab, I observed that neither the horizontal displacement or the mass had an effect on the period of a pendulum.

I found this page ( http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Hbase/pend.html#c4 ) that works out the steps for deriving the period of a pendulum, but I, nor any classmates of mine, have been introduced to calculus yet so I am assuming that is not the way I am supossed to derive this equation.

I graphed out the period squared vs the pendulum length and they are proportional.

If anyone could help with with some sort of direction to go in creating the equation of a pendulum I would really appreciate it!

Thanks (: