THE BALLISTIC PENDULUM Students: Pedro N. Placido, Jr. Aziz Kenz. Ryan Ramnarine. SC 441H Spring 2002, Dr. Roman Kezerashvili
OBJECTIVES: • Study one-dimensional Inelastic Collision between two objects. • Determine the Linear Momentum. • Verify the principals of conservation of Mechanical Energy and Linear Momentum for Ballistic Pendulum Experiment .
Data:Table #1: Determination of the initial velocity of the ball with the ballistic pendulum.
Table #2:Determination of the velocity of the ball from Distance-Time measurements.
Table #3:Determination of the fractional loss of kinetic energy.
Conclusion: We conclude that both Linear Momentum and Mechanical Energy are conserved in Ballistic Pendulum Experiment. These concepts are also an important source to understand inelastic collisions.
THE BALLISTIC PENDULUM Thank You, to all our class mates, and to Dr. Roman Kezerashvili.