posted by CR on .
A string under a tension of 48 N is used to whirl a rock in a horizontal circle of radius 2.4 m at a speed of 18.48 m/s. The string is pulled in, and the speed of the rock increases.
When the string is 1.076 m long and the speed of the rock is 49.4 m/s, the string breaks. What is the breaking strength of the string?
Answer in units of N.