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Measuring g with a Joystick Pendulum
The Physics Teacher
  • Thomas J. Bensky, California State University - Hayward
Publication Date
2-1-2001
Abstract

A method for experimentally measuring g, the Earth's gravitational acceleration, is presented. This method uses a computer joystick and computer as the primary measuring device. If a computer is available, it costs almost nothing to implement, and can be adapted for use as a high school or undergraduate lab exercise, or as a lecture demonstration.

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Citation Information
Thomas J. Bensky. "Measuring g with a Joystick Pendulum" The Physics Teacher Vol. 39 Iss. 2 (2001) p. 88 - 89
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tbensky/12/