# Vertical circular motion

## Homework Statement

a piece of 4cm elastic stretches to 6.5cm when 100g mass is added. the same piece of elastic is now swung with constant angular velocity in the vertical circular direction.
find the length at the top and bottom of the circular motion when Time=0.2s

## The Attempt at a Solution

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I am just confused whether the centripetal acceleration will be equal to the gravitational acceleration or not?

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I am just confused whether the centripetal acceleration will be equal to the gravitational acceleration or not?
no …

almost everything in mechanics comes down to good ol' Newton's second law (F = ma) …

here, there are two forces (gravity and tension), and both must be put into the F = ma equation

So this is what i did... Is this okay

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