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Homework Help: Calculate Height Change Help Needed

  1. Feb 4, 2010 #1
    Calculate change in height?
    I am working on a ballistic pendulum physics labs. I am trying to find the change in y(height) and bullet velocity.

    I ran the lab and received the following results:
    t (at max height (.780)
    in y= -.984
    final y= -789
    m(bullet)=.001
    m(block)=.05
    g=9.81
    x in= 1.452
    x final=2.371

    I have no idea how to calculate the height change.

    thanks
     
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  3. Feb 4, 2010 #2

    kuruman

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    When posting homework questions, please use the template that PF provides. What do you know about the ballistic pendulum? Isn't there a write-up that comes with the lab experiment? What does it say? What equations re relevant to the situation?
     
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