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In this experiment we used a pendulum to determine the initial velocity of a ball which was 6.07 m/s. We were able to determine this by launching the ball horizontally and measuring the height and range of the launcher. The distance ranged from 2.734m – 3.00m. We were also able to calculate the time of flight which was 0.428s. By measuring the angle, we were able to get an average angle of 39.5 degrees and a muzzle velocity of 5.31. Determining Initial Velocity
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Unformatted text preview: Trial Number Distance 1 2.734m 2 2.733m 3 2.732m 4 2.734m 5 2.744m 6 2.746m 7 2.750m 8 2.762m 9 2.767m 10 3.00m Average 0.15m Total Distance 2.75m Vertical Distance= 0.9m Calculated time of flight= 0.428s Horizontal Distance to paper edge= 2.6m Initial Velocity= 6.07m/s Table 8.1 M=313.65 m= 66.34 Rcm=0.283m Table 8.1 Average Angle of Pendulum 01 39.5 02 39.5 03 39.5 04 39.5 Average 0= 39.5 Muzzle Velocity= 5.31m/s...
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