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Unformatted text preview: the top of the circle The minimum speed at the top of the circle for the cars to remain in contact with the track is gR v top = Homework problem in webassign 2 Direction of t and a t are the same If rotation is speeding up t t a v r r , t t a v r r , t t a v r r , Tangential acceleration in circular motion Direction of t and a t are opposite if rotation is slowing down t v r t v r t v r t a r t a r t a r t a r c a r The tangential component of the acceleration is due to changing speed The centripetal component of the acceleration is due to changing direction Total acceleration can be found from these components 2 C 2 t a a a + = Total Acceleration t a r c a r total a r Have a nice spring break!...
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2011 for the course PHY 2053 taught by Professor Buchler during the Spring '06 term at University of Florida.
 Spring '06
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