Mastering Physics Solutions: Normal Force and Centripetal Force Ranking Task

Normal Force and Centripetal Force Ranking Task

Part A = click for answer (see the picture – click to enlarge)

Solution Below:

A roller-coaster track has six semicircular “dips” with different radii of curvature. The same roller-coaster cart rides through each dip at a different speed.

Part A

For the different values given for the radius of curvature R and speed v, rank the magnitude of the force of the roller-coaster track on the cart at the bottom of each dip.

See the picture for the answer (click to enlarge):

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