In a ballistic pendulum experiment, a small marble is fired into a cup attached to the end of a pendulum. If the mass of the mar
ble is 0.0265 kg and the mass of the pendulum is 0.250 kg, how high will the pendulum swing if the marble has an initial speed of 5.05 m/s? Assume that the mass of the pendulum is concentrated at its end so that linear momentum is conserved during this collision.
In addition to the sun's angle, atmospheric conditions can affect radiation levels. Cloud cover, air pollution and the hole in the ozone layer all alter the amount of solar radiation that can reach the surface. These factors all cause typical radiation levels to differ.