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Problem 5.10: A puck resting on an air hockey table is attached to a string

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A puck resting on an air hockey table is attached to a string and given an initial tangential push such that it travels in a circle at constant speed (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Restart.

  1. What is the magnitude of the acceleration of the puck?
  2. Draw the free-body diagram for the puck.
  3. What is the tension in the string if the puck has a mass of 0.1 kg?
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