# Homework Help: Circular motion in hemisphere

1. Jun 7, 2012

### IIK*JII

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
As shown in attached figure, a small object is in uniform circular motion in a horizontal plane, on the smooth of a hemisphere (radius:r). The distance between the object's plane of motion and the hemisphere's lowest point is $\frac{r}{5}$

What is the speed of the object?

2. Relevant equations
ƩF=$\frac{mv2}{r}$ ....(1)

Ncosθ=mg ...(2)

3. The attempt at a solution

From (1)
and I get ƩF from FBD wrote in attached figure ƩF=Nsinθ

From (2) I knew that N=$\frac{mg}{cosθ}$ ..(3)

substitute (3) in (1) in got gtanθ=$\frac{v2}{r}$ ..(4)

and I try to find tanθ from geometric of hemisphere

First, I try to find the radius (let it is r') of this mass at r/5 from the lowest point of hemisphere

If I look in the picture and use pythagoras r' = (r2-($\frac{4r}{5}$))1/2
∴r' = $\frac{3r}{5}$
Thus; tanθ = 3
substitute in (4) v = √3gr

but the answer is $\frac{3√5gr}{10}$.......

Or I get tanθ wrong or use wrong geometric condition of hemisphere ???

help is appreciate

Thanks :!!)

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2. Jun 7, 2012

### azizlwl

Your tanθ should be equal to (3/5)r/(4/5)r=3/4

tanθ=v2/r'g
v2=3/4x3/5rg=3/4x3/5grx5/5=3.3.5gr/4.5.5

3. Jun 7, 2012

### IIK*JII

Oh!!! thanks azizlwl

i get it this is an easy one but i can't notice

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