- #1

- 7

- 0

## Homework Statement

Abullet of mass m strikes a pendulum of mass M suspended from a pivot by a string of length L with a horizontal velocity v0. The collision is perfectly INelastic and the bullet sticks to the bob. Find the minimum velocity v0 such that the bob (with the bullet inside) completes a sircular vertical loop

## Homework Equations

p=mv

KE=1/2 mv^2

PE=mgh

## The Attempt at a Solution

mvo=(m+M)vf

mg(2L)=1/2 m vf^2 --------- This is the Vf needed to comlete one whole loop (also i think this is where im missing something)

vf=2 sqrt(Lg)

and so the answer i got was vo= ((m+M)2 sqrt(Lg)) / m

but the ACTUAL asnwer is vo= ((m+M) sqrt(5Lg)) / m

Last edited: