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Banking Problems

  1. Nov 3, 2009 #1
    Hi, first post here :)
    sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't find anything.

    I'm doing some problems involving banking turns in uniform circular motion.

    I'm slightly confused because up until know I have been decomposing the force due to gravity to solve problems with inclines... now here, the answer shows us decomposing the normal vector.

    Why is this and how can I know which vector to decompose on future problems? Thanks for the replies
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 4, 2009 #2
    Depends on the problem. The idea is to do many problems, to get the feeling of it. There is no cooking recipes. You need to practice.

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