(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A ball with initial velocity 0 and mass m starts at the top of a hemisphere and begins to slid down the frictionless side. The radius of the hemisphere is r. At what angle does the ball fall off the hemisphere?

2. Relevant equations

mgsintheta, mgcostheta, fn

mv^2/r

3. The attempt at a solution

I guess that you can split mg into mgsin theta and mg cos theta and that one of them would create centripetal force. Then you can find where the centripetal force is 0 because there would be no normal force when the ball falls off? I'm not sure. Also, my teacher mentioned that there is a way to solve this with and without calculus.

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# Homework Help: Ball falling of a hemisphere

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