Practice Problems
Frequency and Period #2
Directions:
On this worksheet you will examine properties of a simple pendulum, vibration graphs, and graphs of Period
^{2}
vs Length.
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Question 1
During an experiment, data is collected on the vibrations of a simple pendulum. A graph of
Period
^{2}
vs Length
is plotted and forms a linear graph with a slope of
3.97
and a y-axis intercept of
0.13
. Use the fact that the numerical value of the slope represents 4π
^{2}
/g to determine the value of gravity in the lab room.
39.78 m/sec
^{2}
10.02 m/sec
^{2}
9.94 m/sec
^{2}
3.17 m/sec
^{2}
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Question 2
If the accepted value for gravity at sea level is 9.8 m/sec
^{2}
, what was the percent error for this group's experiment?
30.168%
1.45%
1.471%
6.908%
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Question 3
According to the data summarized by the group's regression line in
Question #1
, determine the frequency of a pendulum that was 75 cm long?
0.0882 hz
0.322 hz
0.567 hz
0.0580 hz
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Question 4
How would the period of a 31 cm pendulum compare to the period of the pendulum in
Question #3
?
It would be the same.
It would be smaller.
It would be greater.
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Question 5
What is meant by the term pendulum bob?
It represents the angle from which a pendulum is released.
It represents a synonym for a pendulum's frequency.
The mass attached to the end of a simple pendulum.
It represents the pivot point from which a pendulum vibrates.
none of the four other statements listed is a correct answer.
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Question 6
What would be the correct units to measure the slope of the regression line described in
Question #1
?
m/sec
^{2}
L/T
^{2}
T
^{2}
/L
sec
^{2}
/m
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Question 7
What is the frequency of a pendulum whose vibration graph is shown below if its 1st trough occured at 9.15 seconds and its last trough occured at 50.15 seconds .
5.857 x 10
^{0}
hz
0.160 hz
0.171 hz
0.195 hz
5.125 x 10
^{0}
hz
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Question 8
Using the equation T = 2
p
SQRT(L/g) what would be the length of the pendulum in
Question #7
?
6.52 meter
2.92 meter
5.86 meter
8.52 meters
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