Is normal force on moving car on a track a component of weight or vice versa.
I wanna ask that is centripetal force acting towards the center of circular track or towards its central axis(x direction)If you draw a free body diagram of this problem what would you have ,,
the Mg lies on the negative y axis pointing toward the center of earth , the centripetal force is pointing toward either positive x axis or negative x axis [horizontal plane] , And the normal force would have an angel with the x-axis [which will be resolved into components]
If it is then the normal force is perpendicular to the track ( ie perpendicular to centripetal force) then it would have no component providing the requisite force. Here is the figure in photo.To the center of the circle NOT to the center of the x-direction ,, I didn't mean that ,,
That was I wanted to confirmActually what you have drawn is somehow mistaken , The centripetal force direction is a horizontal line from the moving object to the center of the circular track ,,
See this picture ,,
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