a smooth wire is shaped in the form of a parabola y=ax^2 on a horizontal plane. a bead slides along the wire. as it passes the origin, velocity is Vo. what is the acceleration.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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i see the parabola as part of a big circle and decided to use a=v^2/r and i know s=r(theta)... then i am lost... help!!!

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# Homework Help: Acceleration on a curve

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