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Homework Help: Calculate Acceleration of object in Circular motion

  1. Jan 27, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A conical pendulum is made of a ball on the end of a string, moving in circular motion as represented in the figure below. The length L of the string is 1.70 m, the angle θ is 37.0o, and the ball completes one revolution every 2.30 s

    Calculate the acceleration of the ball, by first deriving a symbolic equation

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Jan 27, 2009 #2


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    Please show some effort and work.

    The ball is moving in a circular motion. Find the radius from the length of the string from pivot to ball, and the angle.

    Acceleration is simply the change in velocity with respect to time.

    Please refer to - http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/rotq.html#rq - as well as one's text.
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