1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A mass of m is placed on the end of a rope of length l and swung in a vertical plane. The rope can withstand a maximum tension of P N(newtons), after which it breaks. What is the maximum uniform speed that the object can be swung at, before the rope breaks? 2. Relevant equations T-Fg=m(V^2/R) 3. The attempt at a solution At which point on the vertical plane would I check to get maximum uniform speed? Would I check the top where both Fg and T will be accelerating the object towards the center of the circle? Or would I check the bottom where T and Fg will be acting in opposite directions?