(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A ball swings in a vertical circle at the end of a rope 1.30 m long. When the ball is 36.1° past the lowest point on its way up, its total acceleration is (-22.5 i + 20.2 j) m/s2.

(a) Determine the magnitude of its radial acceleration.

(b) Determine the speed and velocity of the ball.

2. Relevant equations

A = v^2/r

Ar = Atotal - Atangential

3. The attempt at a solution

I have no idea where to go with this. I am stuck on the first part. My issue is in figuring out the tangential acceleration so that I can subtract that from the total acceleration to find the radial/centripetal acceleration. My thought is that tangential acceleration should be zero, because the ball is swinging on the end of a string, and its speed should not be changing, only its velocity.

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# Homework Help: Ball in Vertical Circle on End of String, Tangential and Radial Acceleration

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