1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data At a latitude of 50° north a mass is hanged by a massless string. By the means of an angle how much does the mass deviate from the earths radius due to rotation of the earth? Consider the Earth as a spherical body. 2. Relevant equations Fcp=mv^2/r w=dθ/dt v=wr 3. The attempt at a solution I have made a drawing show earth as a circle at whose latitude of 50 degrees a point on its circumference is connected by radius of a small circle of that latitude and R of earth. acceleration is directed along its r. r=Rcosθ How do i draw a free body diagram for thic situation. Three forces T,mg,Fcp are in play and i know only that the θ between mg and Fcp is 50°. Where is tension directed at?