ballistic pendulum


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ballistic pendulum

[bə′lis·tik ′pen·jə·ləm]
(engineering)
A device which uses the deflection of a suspended weight to determine the momentum of a projectile.
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We've never had complaints about (the ballistic pendulum experiment), and it has probably been done in front of 900 to 1,000 students over the years.
With the advent of affordable and reliable chronographs, the cumbersome ballistic pendulum was relegated to the scrap heap of IPSC history, along with stop plates and Rhodesian walls.

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