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Centripetal force

by kisha
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Apr28-12, 03:25 AM
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i am confused.i need help with this experiment.

experiment set up:

1.measure total mass M of the crocodile clip and load.(in gram)
2.measure a length L of the string from the glass tube.
3.hold the tube vertically and whirl the rubber bung around.
4.measure the time t required for the bung to complete 50 revolutions.
5.repeat step 2-3 using different L.
6.plot t^2 against L.

how to prove by using Mg=mLω^2 and ω=2∏/T(period)?
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Apr28-12, 03:34 AM
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Solve your equations for t(L). What is the slope of f(L)=t(L)?
Apr28-12, 04:43 AM
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Apr28-12, 04:46 AM
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Centripetal force

Well, yeah, but what's t?

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