Ballistic pendulumClassical Mechanics Level 3
A bullet of mass \(20~g\) travelling horizontally at \(100~m/s\) embeds itself in the center of a block of mass \(1~kg\) which is suspended by light vertical string \(1~m\) in length. Calculate the maximum inclination of the string to the vertical in degrees.
Details and assumptions
- The acceleration of gravity is \(-9.8~m/s^2\).