University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Applying Newton's Laws - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 159: Q5.17


No, it cannot.

Work Step by Step

The string’s tension force on the ball must have an upward component to counteract the force of gravity on the ball. The string must slope upward away from the ball.
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