Physical pendulum experiment re-investigated with an accelerometer sensor
We have conducted a compound pendulum experiment using Arduino and an associated two-axis accelerometer sensor as measuring device. We have shown that the use of an accelerometer to measure both radial and orbital accelerations of the pendulum at different positions along its axis offers the possibility of performing a more complex analysis compared to the usual analysis of the pendulum experiment. In this way, we have shown that this classical experiment can lead to an interesting and low-cost experiment in mechanics.
Received: 24 July 2018, Accepted: 9 October 2018; Edited by: A. Martí, M. Monteiro; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4279/PIP.100008
Cite as: C Dauphin, F Bouquet, Papers in Physics 10, 100008 (2018).