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avolaster
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as you all know the equation for centripetal force is (m((2 pie r)/t)^2)/r). ok so imagine this. a weight attached to a string attached to a pivot point. the weight is rotating around the pivot point. the pivot point can move back and forth along the x axis. if looking at a x, y graph. the pivot point starts at the origin (0,0). obviously when the weight reaches the y axis all of its force is facing the x-axis in one direction or another. i want to know how much force would be acted upon the pivot point at any given point in time with an equation. i realize this is possibly difficult to visualize so if you need clarifications please ask