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Problem: The figure (figure 1) shows two balls of equal mass moving in vertical circles Is the tension in string A greater than less than, or equal to the tension in string B if the balls travel over the top of the circle with equal angular velocity?a. The tension in string A is greater than the tension in string Bb. The tension in string A is less than the tension in string Bc. The tension in string A is equal to the tension in string B

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Angular frequency:

ω=vr

Centripetal force:

FC =mv2r·rr=mrω2

m and ω are the same for both.

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The figure (figure 1) shows two balls of equal mass moving in vertical circles 

Is the tension in string A greater than less than, or equal to the tension in string B if the balls travel over the top of the circle with equal angular velocity?

a. The tension in string A is greater than the tension in string B

b. The tension in string A is less than the tension in string B

c. The tension in string A is equal to the tension in string B

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