(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

a man swings from a rope which is 10 feet long. his mass is 80 kg and at the bottom of his swing, he is going 8 m/s. The max tension the rope can take without breaking is 2000 N. Does he make it?

2. Relevant equations

Fc = mv^2/r

3. The attempt at a solution

first i had to convert the feet to meters (3.05m). then i think the way to solve it is to first figure out the centripetal force generated by swinging - this would be (80 kg)(8)^2/(3.05 m) = 1678 N.

does this mean hes ok because the tension in the string doesnt exceed the 2000 N limit or do I need to include his weight in the problem?

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# Homework Help: Tension problem

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