prob_036 (2) - 36. REASONING According to Equation 5.3, the...

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36. REASONING According to Equation 5.3, the magnitude F c of the centripetal force that acts on each passenger is , where m and v are the mass and speed of a passenger and r is the radius of the turn. From this relation we see that the speed is given by 2 c / Fm vr = c / r m = vF . The centripetal force is the net force required to keep each passenger moving on the circular path and points toward the center of the circle. With the aid of a free-body diagram, we will evaluate the net force and, hence, determine the speed. Passenger r 2 m g m g SOLUTION The free-body diagram shows a passenger at the bottom of the circular
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2010 for the course CALC 01:640:135 taught by Professor Soffer during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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