a(total) = sqrt( a(tangential)^2 + a(radial)^2 )
The Attempt at a Solution
I wrote out equations for the forces in the radial and tangential directions:
F(radial) = T - ( mg * cos(θ) ) F(tangential) = mg * sin(θ)
a(radial) = (T/m) - ( g * cos(θ) ) a(tangential) = g * sin(θ)
which simplifies to:
My answer is incorrect and I'm not sure what I did wrong.
Any help would be appreciated.