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10.76. Model: Model the sled as a particle. Because there is no friction, the sum of the kinetic and gravitational potential energy is conserved during motion. Visualize: Place the origin of the coordinate system at the center of the hemisphere. Then 0 yR = and, from geometry, 1 y = cos . R φ Solve: The energy conservation equation 11 0 0 K UKU + =+ is 22 2 11 00 1 1 1 cos 2 (1 cos ) 2 mv mgy mv mgy mv mgR mgR v gR φφ += +⇒ + =⇒ = (b) If the sled is on the hill, it is moving in a circle and the r -component of net F G has to point to the center with magnitude 2 net /. Fm v R = Eventually the speed gets so large that there is not enough force to keep it in a circular trajectory, and that is the point where it flies off the hill. Consider the sled at angle . Establish an r -axis pointing toward the center of the circle, as we usually do for circular motion problems. Newton’s second law
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course PHYS 1211 taught by Professor Geller during the Fall '09 term at UGA.

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