Reversible Compound Kater's Pendulum
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Unlike traditional pendulums, the Kater's pendulum center of gravity does not have to be know in order to determine the acceleration due to gravity. This pendulum consists of a electroplated brass rod (120cm long, 10mm diameter), one pair each of small and large adjustable brass and wooden masses, two steel knife edges set in adjustable metal holders and a metal support bracket for mounting on walls.