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Uniform circular motion equation

  1. Sep 25, 2008 #1
    ok so we did a lab. By looking at the graph, we determined that

    force of tension is proportional to frequency of revolution
    radius is indirectly proportional to the frequency of revolution
    mass is indirectly proportional to the frequency of revolution

    the next part of the question is

    "combine the three results to obtain a equation for the frequency in terms of the tension, the radians, and the mass."

    My group and I have no clue how to combine the 3 relationships to form one equation for frequency. Please help me out if you can please
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2008 #2

    tiny-tim

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    Hello HelloMotto! :smile:

    (i think you mean "inversely proportional" :wink:)

    ω = aT, where a depends on r and m

    ω = b/r, where b depends on T and m

    ω = c/m, where c depends on T and r

    so ω = … ? :smile:
     
  4. Sep 25, 2008 #3
    I dont understand :-(
     
  5. Sep 25, 2008 #4

    tiny-tim

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    you dont understand what? :confused:

    T is tension, r is radius, m is mass, ω is frequency,

    a is a function of r and m, but is a constant if r and m are fixed
     
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