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Circular Motion - Pendulum swinging

  1. Aug 6, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A pendulum swinging in a circular arc under the influence of gravity has both centripetal and tangential components of acceleration. (a) If the pendulum bob has a speed of 2.7m/s when the cord makes an angle of [tex]\Theta[/tex] =15 deg with the vertical, what are the magnitudes of the components at this time? (b) where is the centripetal acceleration a maximum? What is the value of the tangential acceleration at that location?

    Length of the pendulum equals 0.75m

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    So I need to find the magnitude of ac, a, and at.

    I have a Length, an angle, speed and gravity.

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 28, 2011 #2
    Hi man you still need the help?
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