A thin rod, of length L and negligible mass, that can pivot about one end to rotate in a vertical circle. A heavy ball of mass m is attached to the other end. The rod is pulled aside through an angle and released.
What is the speed of the ball at the lowest point if L = 2.20 m, = 19.0°, and m = 500 kg?
The Attempt at a Solution
How do I get the velocity? Can I get it by using the above equations if I solve for W? Where do I plug the answer for W in to find the velocity?