Ballistic Pendulum

1M40.41A | 21-2
Catalog: 
1M40.41A
Location: 
21-2
Room: 
PS F175
Condition: 
Very Good
Quantity: 
2
Setup Time: 
5 minutes
Instructors: 
<p>Chamberlin, Covatto</p>
4
Date Added: 
Friday, April 4, 2003 - 12:00am
Description: 

A brass ball is fired at a pendulum. The pendulum catches the ball and swings to its maximum height. The velocity of the ball calculated.

Instructions: 
  • The pendulum arm has a mass of 265.1g.
  • The mass of the ball is 66.9g.
  • The length of the pendulum is 30.3cm.
  • Purpose: 
    Velocity of a fast object can be measured using the conservation of momentum principle.
    Parts: 
  • ballistic pendulum
  • brass ball
  • Complete: 
    Yes