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A rock of a mass 0.2kg is attatched to a 0.75m long string and swung in a vertical plane. What is the slowest speed that the rock can travel and still maintain a circular path.

so, i started with the following equation: Fc= mv2/r
but where do i go from there to solve for v(what can i change Fc to? )

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    at the top, mv^2/r=mg
    or v= well you solve it.

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    3 MI/HR

  • Physics -

    Oh, so the Centripetal force= mg
    how though?

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    Oh, 'at the top'
    great, thanks for your help :)

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    just to clairify,
    you're suffesting that there is no tension when the rock is at the top of the swing?

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