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**Circular Motion and Universal Law of Gravitation Homework help!!!!**

## Homework Statement

The passengers in a roller coaster car feel twice as heavy as their true weight as the car goes through a dip with a 30 m radius of curvature. What is the car's speed at the bottom of this dip?

Given: r = 30m, mass = twice the force due to gravity(?)

Find: Velocity

## Homework Equations

[tex]\sum[/tex] F = m [tex]\frac{v^{2}}{r}[/tex]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm not sure on where to start or set this one up. Also, I don't know where to find the original "true" weight of the car, if the feeling on the roller coaster is twice this.

## Homework Statement

Spiderman plans to cross a gap between two buildings by swinging in an arc from his web. If his arms are capable of exerting a force of 1900N on the webbing, what is the maximum speed he can tolerate at the lowest point of his swing? Spiderman's mass is 80 kg and the webbing is 4.8 m long.

Given: F = 1900N, m = 80kg, r = 2.4m[?] (the webbing is 4.8m long total so that would be the diameter, so half that would be the radius? or is 4.8m the actual radius?)

## Homework Equations

[tex]\sum[/tex] F = m [tex]\frac{v^{2}}{r}[/tex]

## The Attempt at a Solution

With the radius as 2.4m, I got 7.55 m/s as the velocity.

With the radius as 4.8m, I got 10.68 m/s as the velocity.

Which one am I supposed to use and are these even the correct solutions? Help would be greatly appreciated!