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A 0.700-kg ball is on the end of a rope that is 2.20 m in length. The ball and rope are attached to a pole and the entire apparatus, including the pole, rotates about the pole's symmetry axis. The rope makes an angle of 70.0° with respect to the vertical as shown. What is the tangential speed of the ball?

I got this:counterbalanced by the horizontal component of rope tension:

So here's the result
using g=9.81
v=4.36 m/s but its wrong could someone please help me out. Thank you and sorry for reposting.

  • physics -

    If I visulize the situation,


    Now if the pole movement is small, then r= length*sinTheta


    v= sinTheta*sqrt (g*lengthrope)

    that is what you have in theequation, but not what you calculated. Recalculate

  • physics -

    Sorry I keep recalculating, but i keep getting 4.36 m/s and that's wrong I don't know what I am doing wrong.

  • physics -


    Ok, without a picture, I am not certain of where the angle is.

    If the angle is measured from the downward vertical to the slanted rope, then sin70 is correct.

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