Circular Motion

A heavy ball is attached to a string and swung in a circular path in a horizontal plane as shown in the animation. At the point indicated the string suddenly breaks at the ball. 

If these events are observed from directly above, which animation shows the correct path of the ball after the string breaks?

Start Animation A Start Animation B Start Animation C Start Animation D Start Animation E


 

 

 

 

This exercise was originally written by Melissa Dancy