Ballistic pendulum

A bullet of mass 20 g20~g travelling horizontally at 100 m/s100~m/s embeds itself in the center of a block of mass 1 kg1~kg which is suspended by light vertical string 1 m1~m in length. Calculate the maximum inclination of the string to the vertical in degrees.

Details and assumptions

  • The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s2-9.8~m/s^2.
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