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Homework Help: Is the velocity of a pendulum at the height of its swing 0?

  1. Oct 2, 2011 #1
    I would think that at a pendulum's highest point the velocity would be 0. Am I wrong in my assumption?
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  3. Oct 2, 2011 #2


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    If it is a simple pendulum, and by "highest point" you mean farthest deflection, then your belief is correct.

    What makes you think it isn't?

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