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Pendulum question with photo

  1. Jun 19, 2009 #1
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    The top point reached, is the max. speed obtained. Am i wrong? I am new into physics.
     

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  3. Jun 19, 2009 #2

    Doc Al

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    What happens to the pendulum bob when it reaches the top point? What must its speed be at that point?
     
  4. Jun 19, 2009 #3

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    "The top point reached, is the max. speed obtained. Am i wrong? I am new into physics."

    Do an experiment: build a simple pendulum and see what happens at the top.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2009 #4
    A similar set up that might help you is to consider yourself swinging on a swing. When are you moving fastest?
     
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