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

Using the length of a swing's chain (1.8m) and using the angle the swing starts at relative to the vertical (30 deg.) devise a method to calculate the max veloc. of the swing at the bottom. Assume mass of person+swing=72 kg

2. Relevant equations

Ui+Ki=Uf+Kf

K=1/2 mv^2

U=mgh

h= 1.8 cos 30

Krot= 1/2 Iw^2

3. The attempt at a solution

(m)(9.8)(.24)=1/2 m v^2 +1/2 Iw^2

2.35= 1/2 v^2+ 1/2 r^2 (v^2/r^2)

2.35= 1/2 v^2 + 1/2 v^2

2.35=v^2

v=1.53 m/s

Do I use the rotational kinetic energy when solving the problem? It seems like I should because of the rotational motion but I'm not sure.

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# Homework Help: Swing Energy

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