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a ball of 2.5kg revolves in a circle on a string with a radius of 0.9m. at the moment when the string makes an angle of 60 degrees below the horizontal, the ball's speed is 7m/s. at this specific point, what is the tangential acceleration?

2. Relevant equations

A_t = r*angular acceleration

A_t = dv/dt

3. The attempt at a solution

I understand what tangential acceleration is and how to calculate it when a time interval is given. However, this scenario doesn't make much sense, and I can't find an equation to use that I could plug in some of my data. I know m*g*cos60 is the gravitational acceleration component that is tangent to the ball's circular rotation at that point in time, but that answer didn't work for tangential acceleration.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# What is the tangential acceleration?

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