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Problem P. 4066. (April 2008)

P. 4066. An object can be hanged to a 5-m long wire of diameter 2 mm, and the wire does not break. However, if the object is displaced a bit and begins to swing, the wire breaks. Why? If another piece of wire having the same length and material but wider diameter is used, the speed of the swinging object can even be 7 m/s. Calculate the least diameter of this wider wire.

(4 pont)

Deadline expired on May 13, 2008.


90 students sent a solution.
4 points:74 students.
3 points:1 student.
1 point:13 students.
Unfair, not evaluated:2 solutions.

Problems in Physics of KöMaL, April 2008