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1) A pendulum consists of a 2 kg stone swinging on a 4 m long string

of negligible mass. The stone has a speed of 8 m/s when it passes its

lowest point. a) What is the speed of the rock when it is at an angle of

60 degrees to the vertical? b) What is the greatest angle with the vertical

that the string will make during the stone's motion?

2. Relevant equations

Not really sure Just trying to do it with energy conservation..

3. The attempt at a solution

Well I figured out that at 60 degree's the height of the stone from the ground is 2m

Thne I figured I should use E = k+mgy ...

and came up with Einitial = (1/2)(2kg)(8m/s)^2 + (2kg)(-9.8m/s^2)(4m)

Efinal = (1/2)(2kg)(v)^2 + (2kg)(-9.8m/s^2)(2m)

Where to go Next... no clue

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# Homework Help: Pendulum angle problem

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