A variable reactant transducer to study the oscillations of a pendulum and the value of local gravity

  1. Luis Miguel Curbelo 1
  2. Ana Hernández Suárez 1
  3. Ramón Pérez 1
  4. Andrés Mújica Fernaud 1
  5. Silvana Radescu Cioranescu 1
  6. María Cristina González Silgo 1
  7. Manuel Eulalio Torres Betancort 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01r9z8p25

II Jornadas Iberoamericanas de Innovación Educativa en ámbito de las TIC: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 12 y 13 de noviembre de 2015
  1. Jesús Bernardino Alonso Hernández (ed. lit.)
  2. David Sánchez Rodríguez (ed. lit.)
  3. Carlos Manuel Travieso González (ed. lit.)

Éditorial: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

ISBN: 978-84-608-3145-7

Année de publication: 2015

Pages: 159-165

Congreso: InnoEducaTIC. Jornadas Iberoamericanas de Innovación Educativa en el ámbito de las TIC (2. 2015. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

Type: Communication dans un congrès


We describe a method for studying the classical experiment of the simple pendulum, consisting of a body of magnetic material oscillating through a thin conducting coil (magnetic pendulum), which according to Faraday’s law of induction generates a fluctuating current in the coil that can be transferred into a periodic signal in an oscilloscope. The set up described here allows to study the motion of the pendulum beyond what is normally considered in more basic settings, including a detailed analysis of both small and large oscillations, and the determination of the value of the acceleration of gravity.