I'm a bit confused about the forces (specifically their magnitude), involved of a conical pendulum in the reference frame of the ball of the pendulum. I'd like to consider this ball to be in contact with the floor.
So the ball will experience the weight, normal force (touching the ground), tension force (along the string), and a centrifugal force (radially outwards). Would the horizontal component of the tension force be called the centripetal force or could you equate calling the tension force the centripetal force?
Would this centrifugal force have a magnitude of mw^2 r? Or would this be the magnitude of the centripetal force? Saying that the centrifugal force is equal to mw^2 r seems to get the same answer as the regular conical pendulum problem.
Any clarifications would be appreciated, and thank you for your time!