Class 5 (Year 11, 12, 13) Prize 2021

First Prize – $300

Student Name: Luke Weston
Registration Number: 5-6
Year: 13
School: Wellington High School
Teacher/Mentor: Murray Chisholm

Project Title

Wilberforce pendulum, a Complex Motion Analysis

Project Description

A Wilberforce pendulum consists of a mass hanging from a vertically oriented helical spring. The mass can both move up and down on the spring and rotate about its vertical axis. This is an investigation of the behaviour of such a pendulum and how it depends on relevant parameters.

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