(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A pendulum is 0.615 m long and the bob has a mass of 1.37 kg. When the string makes an angle of =14.1° with the vertical, the bob is moving at 1.40 m/s. Find the tangential and radial acceleration components and the tension in the string. [Hint: Draw an FBD for the bob. Choose the x-axis to be tangential to the motion of the bob and the y-axis to be radial. Apply Newton's second law.]

at = _____m/s2

ar = _____ m/s2

T = _______ N

2. Relevant equations

F=MA

3. The attempt at a solution

I have tried breaking up the forced using the FBD but I cannot get the right answer for any of them. I have no idea what I am doing wrong. For the tangential acceleration i got: 6.54 and 6.74 doing it two different ways. For tension I got 13.02 N and those are still not correct...

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# Homework Help: Find tension of string in a pendulum

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