Work and Energy 8.3: Additional Problem 8


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

Use conservation of energy to determine the speed of the pendulum bob when it is at its lowest point.  Start

Answer

1.5 m/s.

Reference

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

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Aaron Titus.

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