1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data An athlete swings a 5 kg ball horizontally on the end of a rope. the ball moves in a circle of a radius .800m at an angular speed of .500rev/second. if the maximum tension the rope can withstand before breaking is 100N, what is the maximum tangential speed the ball can have? 2. Relevant equations I think you have to use net forces in the 'y' direction, as well as omega_final^2=omega_intial^2+2alpha(delta theta) 3. The attempt at a solution i've drawn a free body diagram of the 5kg mass at the bottom of a circle (so that the centripital acceleration is going directly upwards). i know i have to solve for alpha. can i do that by solving for the acceleration through the net forces in the y direction with the free body diagram?