# What force makes the pig fly in a circle?

## What force makes the pig fly in a circle?

centripetal force

The radius is the centripetal force because it is the force that pulls in the pig towards the center of the circle….

Length of attached string | 86 cm |
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Period for 10 revolutions | 15.86 sec for 10 revolutions |

Displacement from Ceiling | 78 cm |

Height of Room | 3.5 meters |

Mass of Pig | 157.16 g |

## How does a flying pig overcome air resistance?

How does the pig overcome air friction? Because net force equals air friction, it results in a constant velocity that propels the pig to fly in a circle.

**What is the purpose of the Flying Pig lab?**

The flying pig lab allows students to investigate the physics and mathematics of uniform circular motion. A motorized, plastic pig is suspended from a thin string and “flies” in a circular path with a constant speed.

### What does mv 2 R mean?

The force F necessary to keep a body in uniform circular motion is defined as the centripetal force. The magnitude of the force is F = m v2/r and it is directed to the center of rotation. If F were not present object m would move along it’s velocity vector v.

### What is the probability of a flying pig?

A pig flying is impossible. It has a probability of 0. It will happen 0 times. The probability of tossing a Head from a coin toss is 1⁄2.

**How do you measure the radius of a flying pig?**

Have your instructor turn on the pig. Use the pig-slighter to map out its location on your scratch paper as it goes around. 4. Use a meter stick to measure the radius of your pig’s circle.

#### What’s the formula of tension?

Tension is a force that works in medium lengths, especially those that are flexible, such as rope or cord. Tension force remains a gravitational force. If the body is moving upwards then the tension will be referred to as the T = W + ma. When the body goes down, the thickness is the same as T = W – ma.

#### What is Mv2 physics?

Kinetic energy is directly proportional to the mass of the object and to the square of its velocity: K.E. = 1/2 m v2. If the mass has units of kilograms and the velocity of meters per second, the kinetic energy has units of kilograms-meters squared per second squared.

**What is tension force?**

The tension force is defined as the force that is transmitted through a rope, string or wire when pulled by forces acting from opposite sides. The tension force is directed over the length of the wire and pulls energy equally on the bodies at the ends.