steveb at creek-and-cowley.com
Wed Feb 12 18:35:05 PST 2003
On Thu, 2003-02-13 at 05:49, James Cozine wrote:
> I did a lab in high school where one determines the acceleration due
> to gravity by swinging a pendulum. The result should have been 9.8
> m/s^2, but we got 8.8 m/s^2. I still don't know what we did wrong.
The short answer is probably "you did it in high school." :)
That particular experiment usually has quite large uncertainties
attached to it, actually - especially if you aren't careful about it.
Creek & Cowley Consulting
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