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Simple pendulum with length l and bob of mass m execute SHM with amplitude A. What would be maximum tension on string?

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A simple pendulum with length l and bob of mass m execute simple harmonic motion of small amplitude A. What would be the maximum tension in the string?

posted Apr 3, 2018 by anonymous

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The tension in the string at any position is given by the formula:
T = m x g x cos(a) + m x (v)Exp 2 / L
T = tension in the string
m= mass of the bob
a = the angle
v= velocity of the mass
L = lenght of the string
The maximum tension is achieved when a = 0, then cos (0) =1 and v = maximum velocity

answer Apr 8, 2018 by anonymous

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