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    Pendulum and spinning mass -- Coupled

    1. Homework Statement Imagine two masses connected to each other by a string. One mass sits atop a table, while the other mass dangles below the table, as the string is fed through a hole in the center. The configuration looks like this...
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    Ball in bowl dispute

    The worst part is that I and many other students failed an entire problem on his midterm because of this disagreement
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    Ball in bowl dispute

    I did precisely that. Either he's too arrogant to actually listen to anything I'm saying, or he doesn't actually understand the problem at hand.
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    Ball in bowl dispute

    Thanks. I've actually showed him a gif of circles rolling within another circle, like this one: http://www.math.ucr.edu/home/baez/mathematical/astroid_animation.gif His response was, I kid you not, was that I "simply am missing the point of the constraint condition."
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    Ball in bowl dispute

    Imagine a solid ball rolling around in a hemispherical bowl without slipping. The bowl has radius L and the ball has radius R. I need to write down the constraint relating the angular velocity of the ball, call it omega , to the angular velocity the center of the ball is sweeping out in the...
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