Welcome to practical physicsPracticle physics - practical activities designed for use in the classroom with 11 to 19 year olds


Students may have seen things in the laboratory that vibrate, or swing to and fro: possibly a ticker-timer, a wig-wag, a pendulum. There are many examples of bodies that show a cyclical motion, about an equilibrium position. 
These experiments are suitable for students at introductory and intermediate levels of study. For students at advanced level, see the related collection Simple Harmonic Motion. 

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