Rock on a String#

A child ties a 1.25 kg rock to the end of a string and whirls it at a constant speed in a horizontal circle of radius 48 cm.

Part 1#

What, approximately, is the maximum speed at which the rock may be whirled if the string will break when the tension exceeds 300 N?

Answer Section#

  • 11.0 m/s

  • 1.0 m/s

  • 18.0 m/s

  • -9.0 m/s

  • 31.0 m/s


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