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Ballistic Pendulum Tommy Nguyen Phy101L Abstract : This paper will introduce a method for calculating velocity and measuring the angle of the force produced by a ballistic pendulum experiment. Our goal is to find the trend between the velocity of a ballistic pendulum and velocity of a falling object being projected. In this experiment, a spring powered cannon is used to launch a steel ball projectile. In the first part, the projectile is launched into a special holder that can swing as a pendulum. In the second part, the same projectile will e launched horizontally from the edge of a table. It will describe a parabolic path and the initial speed from the measurement of its point of impact on the floor can be determined. The two measurements of the projectile speed can then be compared. The velocity of the first part of the experiment was 4.75m/s +/- 0.171m/s. The velocity of the second part of the experiment was 4.89m/s +/- 0.117m/s. The difference in velocities was fairly insignificant
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