Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 5 - Circular Motion; Gravitation - Questions: 7

Answer

She should let go when the string is perpendicular to the direction in which she wants the ball to fly.

Work Step by Step

See Figures 5-4 and 5-6. She should release the string at the instant that the tangential velocity vector is pointed at the target. In other words, she should let go when the string is perpendicular to the direction in which she wants the ball to fly.
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