Experimental Data

The experimental data provided in this document was gathered by summer students in the Geometry Center's Summer Institute for undergraduates.

The "beams" used were meter sticks:

Data for a total of 17 experiments are presented here. The error in measurement of the deflection is approximately +/-0.001 m (=1 mm).

Please contact the Calculus Development Team if you have experimental data that you would like to share.

Aluminum Beam Experiments

Pine Beam Experiments

Go to: Simulation of Bending Beams
Go to: Conclusions

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