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A pendulum with a light rigid rod

by Leonidu
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Mar26-11, 07:57 AM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The pendulum with a light rigid rod l has a mass m attached to it's end. It is put in a horizontal position and released from rest. At what angle grom the vertical will the tension in the suspension equal to the weight in magnitude?

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3. The attempt at a solution
the answer should be 71 deg , but I have no idea how to solve it
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Mar26-11, 01:51 PM
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Hi Leonidu! Welcome to PF!

Use conservation of energy to find the speed, then use Ftotal = ma
what do you get?

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