Problem 6-23 Centripetal force - E
A child has tied a piece of wood of mass \(0.47\; kg\) to a string and is swinging it in a vertical circle of radius \(83\; cm\). At the top of the circle:
(a) draw a free body diagram for the wood,
(b) determine the magnitude of the tension in the string, if the speed of the wood is \(3.7 \;m/s\).
No. The "centripetal force" is just a name given to the force acting toward the centre. The force must be the result of real forces, e.g., weight, tension, friction, etc.