A ball swinging at the end of a massless string, as shown in the figure, undergoes simple harmonic motion. At what point (or points) is the magnitude of the instantaneous acceleration of the ball the greatest?                                        ------                                  a o.               d.o                                                  b.o     c.o a drawing of a ball swinging. assume "o" is the ball

Question

A ball swinging at the end of a massless string, as shown in the figure, undergoes simple harmonic motion. At what point (or points) is the magnitude of the instantaneous acceleration of the ball the greatest?

                                       ------

                                 a o.               d.o           

                                      b.o     c.o

a drawing of a ball swinging. assume "o" is the ball

Expert Answer

Want to see the step-by-step answer?

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Experts are waiting 24/7 to provide step-by-step solutions in as fast as 30 minutes!*

*Response times may vary by subject and question complexity. Median response time is 34 minutes for paid subscribers and may be longer for promotional offers.
Tagged in
Science
Physics

Related Physics Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by students like you.

Q: If an electromagnetic wave has a frequency of 200 Megahertz (MHz), what is its wavelength

A: Given that the frequency of an electromagnetic wave is 200 megahertz (MHz).Write the expression for ...

Q: Explain this statement clearly : “To call a dimensional quantity ‘large’ or ‘small’ is meaningless w...

A: Hello. Since your question has multiple sub-parts, we will solve the first three sub-parts for you. ...

Q: Explain Avogadro's law on the basis of kinetic theory of gases.

A: Avogadro law states that under certain physical conditions of pressure and temperature, with equal v...

Q: Choose the BEST answer to the following: A high-temperature source radiates relatively (a) short wav...

A: Step 1Let f is the frequency and T is the temperature, then it is known that

Q: Is temperature less than absolute zero possible ? If not, why?

A: Temperature is a measure of the kinetic energy of the molecules. As an object becomes colder, the co...

Q: A projectile is fired from the ground (you can assume the initial height is the same as the ground) ...

A: (a)The maximum height of the projectile is,Substitute the values,

Q: The opposite faces of a cubical block of iron of cross section 4cm2 are kept in contact with steam a...

A: The heat transfer equation is given by

Q: Consider a steel bridge 200m long in a locality when temperature varies from 243K to 313K. Find the ...

A: Let l be the length of the bridge initially.Write the expression for the change in length of the bri...

Q: Field testing has revealed the following information:1) The tank moves from rest to a speed of 50 ??...

A: Given:Initial velocity of tank (vo) = 0 km/hr.Maximum velocity of tank (v1) = 50 km/hr.Time taken to...

Q: Explain how woolen clothes help us in winter against cold.

A: Wool is a bad conductor of heat. Woolen clothes serve as an insulator that prevents body heat from d...

Q: A beachgoer in Florida notices the waves crashing ashore are spaced 14 meters apart and hit the shor...

A: The expression for the speed of the wave is,

Q: Derive an expression for the rms speed of gas molecules.

A: According to Ideal gas law,

Q: If an inflated tyre bursts , the air issuing out is cold, why?

A: Click to see the answer

Q: Why can water be boiled in paper cup?

A: Step 1Water can be boiled in paper cup without burning the paper cup.

Q: Choose the best answer to the following: When wind speeds up as it blows over the top of a hill, atm...

A: Air pressure decreases when a person go up in height.

Q: What is the value of the electric field .3 m from a square piece of metal which is 1.5 km x 2 km and...

A: The area of the metal piece is

Q: Choose the BEST answer to the following: Which of these temperatures is likely when a container of w...

A: There is a temperature gradient between the water that was initially in the container and the water ...

Q: What does tea in thermos flask (Dewar flask) remain hot for long time?

A: A thermal or Dewar flask is a storage vessel that provides insulation to its contents from the surro...

Q: In the figure(Figure 1), you walk from the park to your friend's house, then back to your house. Wha...

A: Click to see the answer

Q: What magnitude point charge (in C) creates a 10,000 N/C electric field at a distance of 0.200 m? How...

A: Click to see the answer

Q: Ice covered with a gunnu bag does not melt for long time. Why?

A: The air is a good insulator of heat. In gunny bags, there are pores between consecutive layers or kn...

Q: Ken Runfast is the star of the cross-country team. During a recent morning run, Ken averaged a speed...

A: Distance travelled by Ken for the first 12.4 mins:

Q: Obtain standard gas equation with the help of kinetic theory of gases.

A: Assumption:Gases are composed of small molecules and each molecules of the gases behave as point mas...

Q: Two identical rectangular strips, one of copper and other of steel , are riveted to form a bimetalli...

A: The figure shows the bimetallic strip of before heating,

Q: Ken Runfast is the star of the cross-country team. During a recent morning run, Ken averaged a speed...

A: Click to see the answer

Q: A new ride being built at an amusement park includes a vertical drop of 71.6 meters. Starting from r...

A: The potential energy of the cart-passengers system can be calculated as,

Q: 1. The distance between the centers of the wheels of a motorcycle is 146 cm. The center of mass of t...

A: Given that the distance between the centers of the wheels is 146cm, and the center of mass including...

Q: A displacement vector points in a direction of θ = 23° left of the positive y-axis. The magnitude of...

A: The expression for the x-component of the vector is,

Q: You are lowering two boxes, one on top of the other, down the ramp shown in the figure (Figure 1) by...

A: A)Angle of inclination is,

Q: As two trains move along a track, their conductors suddenly notice that they are headed toward each ...

A: The first train travels the distance (from the graph) = area of the upper triangle (from the graph)

Q: Three charged particles are at the corners of an equilateral triangle as shown in the figure below. ...

A: Charges,Distance,

Q: Choose the BEST answer to the following: A machine cannot multiply (a) forces. (b) distances. (c) en...

A: A machine can alter an force, all the machine are subject to conservation of energy principle, no ma...

Q: A 6.00 kg crate is suspended from the end of a short vertical rope of negligible mass. An upward for...

A: Click to see the answer

Q: Choose the BEST answer to the following: An object that absorbs energy well also (a) conducts well. ...

A: Step 1A substance that absorbs energy well becomes hot by the absorption of energy.

Q: Determine the number of significant digits in each number, and write the specific significant digits...

A: The number of significant digits in the number 405000 is 3And the specific significant digits are 4,...

Q: A +5.0 μC charge experiences a 0.57 N force in the positive y direction. If this charge is replaced ...

A: Let q1 be the initial charge, F1 be the force on this charge, E be electric field present in the reg...

Q: 5.6 hours = ________ seconds

A: Click to see the answer

Q: A displacement vector points in a direction of 31 degrees left of the positive y-axis. The magnitude...

A: Given,          A displacement vector points in a direction of 31 degrees left of the positive y-axi...

Q: Why do clocks not keep correct time inn summer and winter?

A: Step 1A simple pendulum clock consists of Bob and a metal wire connected to the bob.Time period of a...

Q: In the figure above, the distance between charges A and B is 5.00 cm and the distance between charge...

A:  Given:Charge on A = -2.30 nCCharge on B = 1 nCCharge on C =-10 nCDistance between A and B = 5 cmDis...

Q: Suppose velocity of an object is 5.7 miles per hour.  When asking this as a question, say, what is v...

A: Given information:Velocity of the object (v) = 5.7 miles/hour.Velocity of the object in meters/sec =...

Q: If the size of a nucleus (in the range of 10-15 to 10-14 m) is scaled up to the tip of a sharp pin, ...

A: The actual size of the nucleus is, 10-15m.The apparent size of the nucleus is, 10-5mThen, the magnif...

Q: A beaker full of hot water is placed on a wooden table. Does it lose heat? If yes in what ways?

A: Yes, the hot water in the beaker will lose heat.

Q: A car accelerates from 13 m/sm/s to 23 m/sm/s in 6.4 ss . How far did it travel in this time?

A: The acceleration is,

Q: Consider the following 3 pieces of the motion for a block that is initially at rest on a floor. (1) ...

A: Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity. Since, the block slows down and comes to rest, the c...

Q: If air is a bad conductor of heat, why do we not feel warm without clothes?

A: Air is a bad conductor of heat because molecules are not close together as in solids. Thus, heat tra...

Q: What is the temperature when all molecular motion ceases?

A: Kelvin scale is defined as a temperature scale whose zero point is absolute zero where the entropy b...