A particle of mass m slides down a fixed, frictionless sphere of radius R. starting from rest at the top. Theta is the amount of degrees down the side of the sphere that the particle has slid...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

a. In terms of m, g, R. and theta, determine each of the following for the particle while it is sliding on the

sphere.

i. The kinetic energy of the particle

ii. The centripetal acceleration of the mass

iii. The tangential acceleration of the mass

b. Determine the value of theta at which the particle leaves the sphere.

Any help would be extremely helpful...

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# Homework Help: Kinetic energy of an object sliding down a sphere

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