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Circular Motion - Triangular Frame

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Homework Statement


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The Attempt at a Solution


I'm going to post all that I figured out or tried. Most of it is really just pieces of information that I don't know how to put together.

The frame is accelerating, so I have to apply a pseudo-force of [tex]\frac{3mg}{2}[/tex] on B and C in the leftward direction.
The Center of Mass of the system lies on the midpoint on B and C. I know the distance between the CoM and A.

I tried energy conservation, taking zero potential at BC. That didn't help either.
 

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i cant see your question
is it a pic?
 
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If i am guessing right, frame is acc. along +X axis so you should apply pseudo force in -X

but i cant understand which is going where and masses should complete a circle in frame of A? ... it will if there is no gravity... and is the figure parallel to ground or what>?
 
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are you familiar with Lagrangian mechanics
 
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not exactyl that i have studied somthing like that but i have studied topics work&energy, circular motion, kinematics, momentum and stuff
 

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