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About to take an exam and I STILL dont understand banked curve questions.

  1. Jan 25, 2005 #1
    How would I go about solving this problem?

    Determine the minimum angle at which a road should be banked so that a car traveling at 21.5 m/s can safely negotiate the curve if the radius of the curve is 159 m.

    If anyone has any sites explaining how to as well I'd appreciate it if you could post a link.
     
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  3. Jan 26, 2005 #2

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    Have a look at:
    http://prism.tc.cc.tx.us/physicsbook/ch6.html [Broken]

    Especially figure 6.9, and equations 6.14 and 6.15. Look at the figure, and learn how the equations come from the figure...
     
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