This article summarizes our calculation of the normal modes and the normal coordinates for a commercially available Wilberforce pendulum. A procedure is presented by which the normal coordinates may be produced experimentally, so that the frequencies of the normal modes can be obtained both theoretically and experimentally. Where possible, results have been compared with those from previous papers. Finally, PC basic programs have been written in which the behavior of the Wilberforce pendulum has been theoretically reproduced.
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Papers| January 01 1991
Wilberforce pendulum oscillations and normal modes
Richard E. Berg;
Richard E. Berg, Todd S. Marshall; Wilberforce pendulum oscillations and normal modes. Am. J. Phys. 1 January 1991; 59 (1): 32–38. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.16702
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