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Homework Help: Tension in a string(kleppner 2.23)

  1. Apr 29, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A piece of string of length I and mass M is fastened into a circular loop and set spinning about the center of a circle with uniform angular velocity ω. Find the tension in the string. Suggestion: Draw a force diagram for a small piece of the loop subtending a small angle Δθ

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution


    No idea if its the right track, but it seemed a similar problem to one of the examples given. The answer is Mω^(2)l/4pi^(2), What I have in my integral so I think Ive done it wrong because If I integrate from 0 to 2pi(the whole string) it will cancel out one of the 2pi's
    Also I have no idea what I would even use as limits for the tension.

    Its from kleppners book 2.23 also btw

    edit* solved it, I was off with the forces causing the circular motion. You need to take the componenets of the two tensions acting inwards and set it equal to the ma I had
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2012
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