Q: An elastic wire is found to be elongated by 1 cm when a mass is gently hung from it. It extends by 3 cm more, when the attached mass is made to move uniformly in a horizontal circle performing 2 rev s^{-1}. The length of the unstretched wire (in cm) is (Given, g = 9.81 ms^{-2})

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

Ans: (a)

Sol:

Let the length of unstretched wire is L_{0}

here , ω = 2πν = 4 π

T cosθ = m g …(i)

T sinθ = m ω^{2} r

T sinθ = m (4 π)^{2} r …(ii)

On dividing ‘

tanθ = 16 π^{2} r/g

As wire is elastic. So, it obeys Hooke’s law.

Initially , mg = k(1)

when mass rotates ,

T = k(4)

T = 4 mg

From (i)

4 mg cosθ = mg

cosθ = 1/4

hence , tanθ = √(15)

√(15) = 16 π^{2} r/g

r = 24 cm

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