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You are spinning a bunch of washers tied at the end of a string in a vertical circle. Show the forces that are centripetal (positive or negative) at the top of the circle and at the bottom in two separate Free Body Diagrams. 

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Step 1

Centripetal force is the force keeps the body in a circular path. It is always directed to the center of the circle.

Write the expression for centripetal force

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Step 2

Free body diagram at the top of the circle:

At the top, centrip...

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