1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A clock’s pendulum is 60 cm long with a bob at the end of mass 500 g. Determine the maximum tension in the pendulum rod when the bob is b) swinging at a speed of 2.4 m/s 2. Relevant equations v^2 / r = ac 3. The attempt at a solution 9.8m/s^2 = g (2.4)^2 / 0.6 = 9.6m/s^2 9.8 * 0.5 = 4.9N 9.6 * 0.5 = 4.8N Fnet = 4.9 - 4.8 = 0.1 N What am I doing wrong? ._. Thank you. Okay guys I looked t it from another perspective and ended up wit the right answer. I added the force of gravity and the tension going up. But here's a small question. Why do we have to add them? Are they not cancelling each other out? Or is it because the pendulum is balanced ? o.o So we add both tensions?