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Centripetal Force to Tension

  1. Oct 17, 2007 #1
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    Find the force of tension in the rope supporting your flying pig. No joke. We have a pig with mass .1618 kg that is attached to a string of "negligable mass". It flies around from a supsended point in uniform circular motion. Using the radius and period I found, I got the centripetal force to be .955 N. How do I relate this into the force of tension?
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  3. Oct 17, 2007 #2


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    Where do you suppose the centripetal force is coming from?
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