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Pendulum involving problem

  1. Jul 17, 2010 #1
    a ball having mass m is connected by a strong string of length L to a pivot point and held in place in a vertical position. a wind exerting constant force of magnitude F is blowing from left to right. if the ball is released from rest, show that the maximum height H it reaches, as measured from its initial height, is H = 2L/1 + (mg/F)^2

    i am not sure where to start from.. please be specific and show your steps. thank you!
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2010 #2
    Try resolving forces perpendicular to the string.
     
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