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Conical Pendulum

The string of a conical pendulum is 50.0 cm long, and the mass of the bob is 0.250 kg.

a) find the angle between the string and the horizontal when the tension is six times the weight of the bob.

b) what is the radius of the circle in which the bob is moving?

c) under those conditions what is the period of the pendulum?

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Part A

The weight of the bob = 0.250 * 9.8 = 2.45 N.

If the tension is six times the weight of the bob, the tension will be 6 * 2.45 N = 14.7 N.

The vertical component of the tension will be equal in magnitude to the weight of ...

Solution Summary

This solution calculates the angle, radius of the circle and period for a conical pendulum constructed with a bob.

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