We did a lab on simple harmonic motion with the pendulum. We made data tables for the time it takes for the pendulum to go back to its starting point, and he used different lengths of the string, and different masses, at different angles.
One of the questions on the lab is:
Given what you observed in this experiment, write a set of rules for constructing a pendulum clock that is reliable under a variety of temperatures.
What? I am using a string here. what does temperature have to do with anything.
I found out that in the clocks that uses pendulums, as the temp got higher, the length got longer. BUt I thought that didnt make a different. I dont know. Any one have thoughts? thanks.