This is regarding the swings found on playgrounds.
As a kid, I was able to sit on a swing and "pump" myself up to the
maximum arc the chain length would allow.
Can you explain the physics of how the rider of a swing is able to
self-propel it? Is there a maximum number of degrees of arc that a
rider can pump up to?
Can you direct me to any web sites that explain the physics of swings?
I thank you in advance.
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