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Hey guys/gals, I'm new here and new to physics, but I love it all. Ok, for some of you, this may be a walk in the park, but personally, I don't think this is an incredibly easy problem for someone who's never taken Physics before this semester. I tried many different approaches, and have come out with a few different answers and none seem reasonable. Heres the question;

"You are at a baggage carousel at the airport. Your suitcase has not slid all the way down the slope and is going around at a constant speed on a circle (r=11m) as the carousel turns. The coefficient of static friction between the suitcase and the carousel is 0.760, and the angle (theta) that the luggage is resting at is 36 degrees. How much time is required for your suitcase to go around once.?"

Now, I know the T=2PiR/V, but figuring out the velocity with the supplied info is keeping me stuck. I found something in the book that says that V=sqrt of [coefficient of static friction]*g*r. But that doesn't seem to give a reasonable answer, (something like 7 or 8 m/s ) Please help me.

Necrosis

"You are at a baggage carousel at the airport. Your suitcase has not slid all the way down the slope and is going around at a constant speed on a circle (r=11m) as the carousel turns. The coefficient of static friction between the suitcase and the carousel is 0.760, and the angle (theta) that the luggage is resting at is 36 degrees. How much time is required for your suitcase to go around once.?"

Now, I know the T=2PiR/V, but figuring out the velocity with the supplied info is keeping me stuck. I found something in the book that says that V=sqrt of [coefficient of static friction]*g*r. But that doesn't seem to give a reasonable answer, (something like 7 or 8 m/s ) Please help me.

Necrosis

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