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## Homework Statement

Hi.

I am trying to learn some physics with MIT free resources (just out of personal interest),

and this is where i got stuck:

on section 14-13, in

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-01-physics-i-fall-2003/lecture-notes/binder13.pdf" [Broken]

I am a little puzzled on how the work is calculated in the given solution - mgh,

where h is delta y between the 2 points. if i got it right, this calculation assumes

that the net force on y direction is mg and is constant throughout the path, but it seems

to me like the tension in the string is larger than 0 in every point along the path

except the very top of the circle (where it's 0 by porblem definition), and

always has some y component, so i don't understand how the net force in y direction

is a constant mg. what am i missing here ?

## Homework Equations

W = integral from a to b (Fydy)

(sorry but i couldn't handle the LaTex renderer here...)

## The Attempt at a Solution

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