## jt0770 Group Title If you pull on the string so that the radius of the circle decreases to one half its former value, what is the new tension in the string? What equation is used. I've tried m*v^2/.5*r, but this doesn't work. one year ago one year ago

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1. sumanth4phy Group Title

Well the velocity gets doubled when the radius gets halved. Angular momentum conservation.$mvr=mV*(0.5r)$$T=mV ^{2}/(0.5*r)=8mv ^{2}/r$ you need to provide the complete question...I have guessed the question in this case n hence not completely sure :)

2. christracted Group Title

when the angular velocity is conserved, then: $F _{tension, 1} = m*\omega ^{2}*r _{1}$ $F _{tension, 2} = m*\omega ^{2}*\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }r _{1}$ ==> $\frac{ F _{tension, 2} }{ F _{tension, 1} } = \frac{ m*\omega ^{2}*\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }r _{1} }{ m*\omega ^{2}*r _{1} } = \frac{ 1 }{ 2 }$ half the radius, half the force