# Question: a ballistic pendulum consists of a 100gram wooden block suspended...

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A ballistic pendulum consists of a 100-gram wooden block suspended from a string of length L (in meters). The pendulum is originally at rest (i.e. angle = 0). When a 10-gram bullet strikes and becomes embeded in the block, it is observed that the block swings upward to maximum angle of angle = 60. Estimate the inital velocity of the bullet as a functon of length of the string (L) and gravity (g).

The answer should be as a function of L and g.

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