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.
A = v^2/r
Ar = Atotal - Atangential
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.