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Wilberforce Pendulum

Wilberforce Pendulum

In this activity, learners build a Wilberforce Pendulum, a special coupled pendulum in which energy is transferred between two modes of vibration, longitudinal ("bounce') and torsional ("twist"), on a spring. The Wilberforce Pendulum is a fascinating display of energy transformation. Educators can pre-assemble the pendulum and use it for demonstration purposes or engage learners in the building process....

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