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Homework Help: AP Physics b

Posted by gaston on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 9:33pm.

Design a carnival ride on which standing passengers are pressed against the inside curved wall of a rotating vertical cylinder. It is to turn at most at 1/7 revolution per second. Assuming a minimum coefficient of friction of 0.10 between clothing and wall, what diameter should the ride have if we can safely make the floor drop away when it reaches running speed?

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