I would like to use system modeller to simulate physical experiments for my studies. One example would be to derive the gravitational constant for an Earth-bound system from the oscillations of a simple pendulum. I have been reading in the book from Peter Fritzson: "Introduction to modelling and simulation of technical and physical systems with Modelica" and from what I understand this approach to modelling an experiment could be referred to as inductive modelling.
Obviously, there seems to be a Catch-22, as the pendulum won't oscillate unless we define the gravitational constant in the first place ..
I would like to hear some opinion about how to go about working with system modeller to the end of replicating physics class experiments in a virtual environment.