A pendulum is made from a string that is attached to “the ceiling” in two places with a mass hanging in the middle to make a “V”. The pendulum is pulled back a given distance and released. The maximum speed attained by the mass is found. This involves an equation from rotational motion (v=w r).
This is the Lab 8 Tier 1 Set-Up “D” of four set-ups. In each setup the pendulum bob (mass) is pulled back a different distance for each setup.
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