Work and Energy 8.3: Additional Problem 6

Description

A pendulum of unknown mass is suspended from a platform and swings as shown in the animation (assume negligible loss of energy due to air resistance; position is shown in meters and time is in seconds).  

Question

Determine the speed of the pendulum bob when it is at its lowest point.  Start

Answer

0.63 m/s.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 6-5, Giancoli-SE: 8-1.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Aaron Titus.

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