# Motion of a Conical Pendulum

Motion of a Conical Pendulum

For the conical pendulum, gravity, mass, and the angular velocity determine the angle between the string and the vertical axis of the pendulum.

This angle is given by , where is the acceleration of gravity, is the angular velocity, and is the length of the string that suspends the mass . For simplicity, we set .

θ=

-1

cos

g

L

2

ω

g

ω

L

m

L=6

You can vary the time, angular velocity , gravity , and mass .

ω

g

m