Problem: One end of a 6.00 m long rope is tied to the ceiling. A small rock with mass 0.500 kg is tied to the other end of the rope. The rock is released from rest with the rope horizontal. What is the tension in the rope when the rock is swinging through its lowest point, where the rope is vertical?A) zeroB) 4.9 NC) 9.8 ND) 14.7 NE) 19.6 NF) None of the above answers

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One end of a 6.00 m long rope is tied to the ceiling. A small rock with mass 0.500 kg is tied to the other end of the rope. The rock is released from rest with the rope horizontal. What is the tension in the rope when the rock is swinging through its lowest point, where the rope is vertical?

A) zero

B) 4.9 N

C) 9.8 N

D) 14.7 N

E) 19.6 N

F) None of the above answers

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