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 ====== Wilberforce Pendulum ====== ====== Wilberforce Pendulum ======
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 ===== Description ===== ===== Description =====
-Rotational ​and translational energy +Consists of a stand consisting of a pair of inverted V-shapes, joined at the top by a bar and by a plate at the bottom. From the top bar hangs a large-diameter spring. The end of this spring is attached to the center of a heavy metal bar, which has screws so that it's center of mass may be adjusted. ​
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 ===== Purpose ===== ===== Purpose =====
 +To demonstrate the action of an unusual oscillator, which transitions between two modes: oscillator which exchanges energy between elastic potential energy and kinetic energy, and an oscillator which exchanges energy between elastic potential energy (but twisting the spring this time) and rotational kinetic energy. ​
-To demonstrate the interchange ​of rotational energy ​and translational energy  +Essentially,​ it can be thought ​of as oscillating between these two modes; between twisting ​and moving up and down
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 ===== Apparatus ===== ===== Apparatus =====
- +  * Wilberforce ​spring
-Wilberforce ​unit.   +
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 ===== Setup ===== ===== Setup =====
- +Pull the spring down until it's about to hit the bottom of the apparatus, ​and release ​it. You should then see it gradually move from purely up-and-down motion to twisting motion, ​and back
-Displace ​the pendulum vertically ​and it will exhibit both translational ​and torsional oscillations  Updated on: 06/13/13+
 ===== Notes ===== ===== Notes =====
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