Question
Sun February 24, 2013 By:
ma'm,in this situation what is the centripetal force acting on the string and if the rope is broken suddenly will the stone move straight along the tangent of the circle?

a boy tied a stone to the end of a string and wirled in a horizontal circle.

Expert Reply
Wed February 27, 2013
centripetal force always acts towards the centre of the circular path.
its value=v2/r
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