A certain cord will break if its tension exceeds 360 N. Suppose the cord is attached to a 0.40 kg ball. If the ball is to be swung with a speed of 25 m/s, what's the shortest length of cord that can be used?
Sun, just as in the cornering problem this is a rotational acceleration and force problem.
F= m v2/r, but this time we want to solve for r given a mass, velocity and maximum force.
rearranging the equation:
r= mv2/F , given the values in the problem
rmin= (.4)(252)/360 = .6944 meters