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I'm trying to write a Matlab simulation that determines the velocity of a car of known mass and moment of inertia which travels on a track whose curvature is also known.

To say the least, I'm at a loss as to what approach I should take to create my simulation. I'm finding it somewhat difficult to grasp the physics of the situation. The free body diagram is easy enough, but I can't recall how to couple this information with the constraint that the cart is confined to roll on the path.

If someone could provide some hints or a resource that I can read, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks,

-PN

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# Dynamics Question: What is the velocity of a car traveling on a known curvature

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