A motion of a Conical Pendulum

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A ball is attached to a string and swung so that it travels in a horizontal circle.

Suddenly the angular velocity is increased. Will the angle with the vertical increase, decrease or stay the same? Justify your answer.

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A ball is attached to a string and swung so that it travels in a horizontal circle

ballstringswung.jpgA ball of mass 0.2 kg is attached to a massless string 1 m long and swung so that it travels in a horizontal circle of radius 0.5 m.

a) Draw a free-body diagram.
b) Find the force of tension in the string as the ball swings in a horizontal circle.
c) Find the period of the ball’s motion.

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To determine the acceleration due to gravity by means of a conical pendulum

ExpConPenA student conducted an experiment to measure the acceleration of gravity. He used a conical pendulum. The conical pendulum is a string with a bob (weight) that revolves around an axis through its point of suspension.
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