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Homework Help: Conical acceleration

  1. Mar 5, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    A light string can support a stationary hanging load of 25.0 kg before breaking. A 3.60 kg object attached to the string rotates on a horizontal, frictionless table in a circle of radius 0.800 m, while the other end of the string is held fixed. What range of speeds can the object have before the string breaks?

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Mar 5, 2008 #2

    tiny-tim

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    :smile: Hi teresa! Welcome to PF! :smile:

    Write down the relevant equations first (equations for force, equations for acceleration, conservation equations, etc).

    They are the tools you have to work with …

    Then show us your attempt at a solution. :smile:
     
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