SAT Subject Physics Practice Question 527: Answer and Explanation
An object on a string is traveling in a circular path as shown. If the string breaks when the object is at point Z, which pathway will the object follow?
A. Pathway A
B. Pathway B
C. Pathway C
D. Pathway D
E. Pathway E
Correct Answer: D
The correct answer is (D). When the string breaks, the object travels in a straight-line tangent to the circular pathway it had followed.