1. This integrated laboratory activity is designed to help upper-division undergraduate students learn to connect a model to an experiment in the case of a plane pendulum.
  2. Students measure the period of a plane pendulum for small- and large-amplitude oscillations and analyse the data to discover the relationship between period and amplitude.
  3. The small group discussion focuses on resolving inconsistencies between the data and a model of a plane pendulum as a harmonic oscillator, as well as investigate a more complete model.

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