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Tension of rope

  1. Jan 4, 2005 #1
    How would I find the tension of a rope that is attached to an object being swung around in a circle? If I find the centripetal force would that be the same thing as the tension?
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  3. Jan 4, 2005 #2
    Your second question is on the right track. To answer it, try drawing a free-body diagram. Identify all the forces acting on an object in circular motion, then you should be able to see how tension fits in.
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