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GreenLRan

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## Homework Statement

A particle of mass M is constrained to move on a ring of radius r which rotates about a vertical axis (Y) passing through the center at a constant angular speed (omega).

I am to find the constraint equation(s) for this system.

The origin of the system is at the bottom of the ring (so the maximum Y should be 2*radius)

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

So far, I have

X = r * cos(omega*t)

Z = r * sin(omega*t)

Where I am confused is how to get the height (Y) of the bead without specifying a new angle with respect to the X-Z plane. Can anyone help? Thanks!