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1. OCR A2 Physics B course work : Bifilar pendulum help.....
Hi, I am doing the OCR physics b course. I have been given course work to do about the bifilar pendulum.

I have looked all over the web but I can't find much information about the bifilar pendulum.

The course work aim is to find the relationship between the separation of the string and period of one oscillation. And also to find the relationship between the length of the string and the period of one oscillation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have included a link to a picture of a bifilar pendulum...

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2. Re: OCR A2 Physics B course work : Bifilar pendulum help.....
Congratulations, you have chosen one of the only projects that has a chance of working with this idiotic module

This is mostly what you need to know, or at least it should give you some sort of clue of how to start. Has your school given you a briefing in dimensional analysis? It's pretty straightforward. I'm aware this coursework is supposed to be done more or less independently so try and figure out the problem yourself. Introducing the angular displacement should be relatively easy, if you want to try things like that to extend the original scope.
Last edited by Unkempt_One; 04-07-2012 at 18:03.
3. Hi, yes thanks... I have carried out the experiment it self... I have collected reading at different lengths and different separations. What I want to know is what to write in the analysis section? And also has anyone got a structures could follow for the course work?

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4. Re: OCR A2 Physics B course work : Bifilar pendulum help.....
See if can track donw a copy of Tyler: a laboratory manual of Physics.

Does all the theory (exp 9 p20 in my edition)