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Homework Help: physics

Posted by Tammy on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 8:15pm.

A .5kg ball on the end of a string is revolving uniformly in ahorizontal circle of radius 1m. The ball makes 2 revolustion in a second.
a) determine the linear (tangential) speed of the ball.
For this part of the question would I do this:
v=d/t
=1m/.5s
=2m/s
b)determine the ball's centripetal acceleration
a_c=v^2/r
=2m/s^2/1
=4m/s^2

c)determine the force a person must exert on the opposite end of the string.
F_c=mv^2/r
=.5kg(2m/s)^2/1
=2N

Is this correct? The only thing i'm not too sure about is part a). Thanks in advance for your help.

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