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Ballistic Pendulum

A Ballistic Pendulum is used to determine the muzzle velocity of a ball shot out of a Projectile Launcher. The laws of conservation of momentum and conservation of energy are used to derive the equation for the muzzle velocity.


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Source: Lab #35

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Ballistic Pendulum