(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Rank each pendulum on the basis of its maximum speed.

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2. Relevant equations

m*g*[tex]\Delta[/tex] = [tex]1/2[/tex]*m*v^{2}

3. The attempt at a solution

At first I thought that all the Max speeds were the same, but I was wrong.

I know that the kinetic energy is equal to the change in potential energy since I solve the first 2 parts correctly.

If I follow the equation, I know the mass will cancel out. So am I solving for v^{2}?

So if I simplify the equation is it:

v = \sqrt{2*g*\Deltah}

Then would i just apply it to all the situations?

Thanks

Sorry for the bad format for the equations.

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# Homework Help: Pendulum's Max Speed

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