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Conical Pendulum Demonstration and Problem

By Flipping Physics, 11/06/2017

A conical pendulum is demonstrated and it’s angular velocity is determined.
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Content Times:
0:08 Translating the problem
0:54 Illustrating how this is a conical pendulum
1:25 Drawing the free body diagram
2:50 Breaking the force of tension into its components
3:53 Summing the forces in the y-direction
4:34 Summing the forces in the in-direction
5:25 Solving for the radius
7:23 Determining the angular direction
8:02 Comparing our answer to the demonstration
8:51 The Physics Works!

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