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Unformatted text preview: acceleration, so it will be greatest here. It will also be a tension force, since the rod pulls the ball inwards. At the top, the force of gravity acts in the inwards direction to help provide the fixed mass times centripetal acceleration, so the rod will not have to provide as much force. Depending on the speed and radius, it could either be a tension or compression force (turns out to be tension also). Solution continued on next page P121 Ch 10 Homework Solutions page 2 of 2...
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 Spring '08
 kernan
 Acceleration, Work, General Relativity, Velocity, times centripetal acceleration

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