In class, we learned how to calculate the details of energy related to our pendulum.

Mass = 6kg
Initial height = 1m

Using the mass & height measurements of our pendulum, it looks like the energy stored is: 58.8 Jules.

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Assuming we allowed the Pendulum to run for a full two minutes, the average power at which the initial energy was transferred to the environment is 0.49 watts.

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And if we were able to use all the initial potential energy in just 10 seconds, we would have 5.88 watts. Interestingly, an iPhone is charged at 5 watts!

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