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10.11. Model: In the absence of frictional and air-drag effects, the sum of the kinetic and gravitational potential energy does not change as the pendulum swings from one side to the other. Visualize: The figure shows the pendulum’s before-and-after pictorial representation for the two situations described in parts (a) and (b). Solve: (a) The quantity g K U + is the same at the lowest point of the trajectory as it was at the highest point. Thus, 1g 1 0g 0 means KU KU += + 22 2 2 11 00 10 1 0 2 (0m) (0m/s) 2 2 mv mgy mv mgy v gy v gy vg g yv g y +⇒ + ⇒+ = + ⇒= From the pictorial representation, we find that 0 cos30 . yLL = −° Thus, 2 1 2 (1 cos30 ) 2(9.8 m/s )(0.75 m)(1 cos30 ) 1.403 m/s L =− ° = ° = The speed at the lowest point is 1.40 m/s. (b) Since the quantity

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## This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course PHYS 1211 taught by Professor Geller during the Fall '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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