ballistic pendulum

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a physical pendulum consisting of a large mass suspended from a rod

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"Lapp, a former military police officer who has been teaching for 20 years, said the so-called ballistic pendulum experiment is completely safe.
A guitar pick was attached to the pendulum of a ballistic pendulum and swung across the guitar string to pick it.
The first practical measuring device was the ballistic pendulum invented by Benjamin Robins of England.
Around 1740, Englishman Benjamin Robins devised a ballistic pendulum. Firing a bullet of known weight into its heavy wooden bob--also precisely weighed--Robins calculated velocity by measuring the pendulum's swing.
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