Problem 41P

A person swings a 0.52-kg tether ball tied to a 4.5-m rope in an approximately horizontal circle. (a) If the maximum tension the rope can withstand before breaking is 11 N, what is the maximum angular speed of the ball? (b) If the rope is shortened, does the maximum angular speed found in part (a) increase, decrease, or stay the same? Explain.

Solution 41P

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We have to calculate the angular speed of the ball and discuss the relation between length and angular speed.

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