A "swing" ride at a carnival consists of chairs that are swung in a circle with a 10 m radius. It is attached to a vertical rotating pole with a 56.5 degree angle between the pole and chain of a swing. Suppose the total mass of a chair and its occupant is 210 kg.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(a) Determine the speed of the chair.

I found the speed of the chair by using the equation tan 0 = m x v squared/gr

I got 12.175m/s and it is correct.

(b) Determine the tension in the cable attached to the chair.

I plugged the velocity that I found into the equation Fc= m x v squared/r

I got 3112 N, which is incorrect

tan 0= m x v squared/gr

Ac= v squared/r

Tc= mxac

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# Homework Help: Tension of an Object Swinging in a Circle

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