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Will speed increase under these conditions?

  1. Jan 23, 2016 #1
    A mass is tied to a rope, that rope is attatched to a pole coming out of the screen. The pole is being moved by a person to cause the mass to rotate in a verticle circle at constant speed. A second pole coming out of the screen is introduced within the radius. The second pole interacts with the rope in such a way to create new but smaller circular motion. Is the speed of the latter centripetal acceleration the same as the speed of the first centripetal acceleration?
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2016 #2

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    Is this a homework question?

    What do you expect?
    What happens to the velocity at the transition?
     
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