Hypothesis: Telekinesis is the ability to move objects at a distance by mental power or other nonphysical means. Our hypothesis is that no one in our group has telekinetic abilities. We will test our hypothesis through the use of a pendulum. A pendulum has a uniform frequency and amplitude. If one of us can use our mind to change the frequency or amplitude of a pendulum in motion, then that person may have the ability of telekinetic manipulation.
Telekinesis is the “ability to move objects through mental powers or other nonphysical means.” In this experiment, we tested to see if anyone in our group has telekinesis. In order to test this, we used a pendulum which has a simple harmonic motion. Simple harmonic motion is a periodic motion where the displacement on one side of the equilibrium point is equal to the displacement on the other side. This motion is continuous, so if one of the group members has telekinesis, he or she will be able to disrupt this motion. We measured the time intervals for different amounts of cycles and different amplitudes to see if there would be a difference in times between each of the group members.
This report is divided into 4 different parts. The first section is the introduction. The second part is where we present the theory behind the idea of telekinesis. In part three, we show the procedure and data that was collected. This would be how we conducted our experiment along with the times that were recorded for each of the group members based on the different amplitudes and the total cycles. Afterwards, we include our calculations based on the results that were collected. Lastly, we have our conclusion where we summarize our results and comment on if telekinesis is real and how we could improve to make our experiment more accurate and reliable.
Procedure and data
100 g weight
75 cm string
Alex Jin Kris Max
10 cycles, 30 amplitude 19.46 seconds 19.43 seconds 19.93 seconds 19.22 seconds
20 cycles, 30 amplitude 39.17 seconds 39.31 seconds 39.23 seconds 38.17 seconds
10 cycles, 20 amplitude 19.62 seconds 19.25 seconds 19.52 seconds 19.34 seconds
20 cycles, 20 amplitude 39.01 seconds 39.01 seconds 39.03 seconds
Calculation and results
Conclusion and comments