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Finding an equation for the speed of a ball

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Homework Statement


A small ball rolls around a horizontal circle at height y inside the cone. Find an expression of the ball's speed in terms of a, h, y and g


Homework Equations


Newton's third law

The Attempt at a Solution


I am not sure how to approach this problem
 

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tiny-tim
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Newton's third law
No, use Newton's second law …

force = mass times acceleration, plugging in the formula for centripetal acceleration :wink:
 
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