The weight is directed vertically downward.
Tension is directed upward.
Centripetal acceleration is directed upward (toward the center of the circle).
A10.0 kg wood ball hangs from a 2.00 m-long wire. The maximum tension the wire can withstand without breaking is 500 N. A 1.00 kg projectile traveling horizontally hits and embeds itself in the wood ball. What is the largest speed this projectile can have without causing the cable to break?
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