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Gravitational acceleration/tension?

  1. Jan 11, 2009 #1
    You swing a 3.22 kg bucket of water in a vertical circle of radius 0.860 m. At the top of the circle the speed of the bucket is 3.30 m/s; at the bottom of the circle its speed is 6.95 m/s. Find the tension in the rope tied to the bucket in the following positions.

    (a) the top of the circle

    (b) the bottom of the circle

    again like deja vu, i have no idea... please help!!!
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  3. Jan 11, 2009 #2


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    Did you draw a diagram with the forces on the bucket? One for when it's at the top and one when it's at the bottom of the circle? Do that first.
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