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## Homework Statement

A ball of mass m=0.300 kg is connected by a strong massless rod of length L = 0.800 m to a pivot and held in place with the rod vertical. A wind exerts constant force F to the right on the ball as shown below. The ball is released from rest. The wind makes it swing up to attain maximum height H above its starting point before it swings down again. (a)Find H as a function of F. Evaluate H for (b)F=1.00N,and(c)F=10.0N;

There is a photo attached of the problem in totality.

## Homework Equations

Change in KE=W

KE=1/2mv^2

W=Fdcos(a)

## The Attempt at a Solution

At this point in the semester we have gone over Newton’s laws of motion along with multiple energy theorems (kinetic-work, mehcanical, potential,etc.). My professor has hinted at using Newton’s laws (even though this question is in the energy chapters) but I don’t know where to derive a formula that would include both H and F, while somehow ignoring a (angle of rod’s final position and starting position) or the distance covered by the force of the wind. Thanks in advance!

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