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Homework Help: Kinetics of Particles

  1. Jul 15, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Please refer to both figures. The result of the example problem was θ=33.2°

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I am stumped. I thought you could solve the forces in the z direction, straight up from the car, and set that to zero since there is no acceleration in that direction. Then maybe sum the forces in the normal direction that is perpendicular to the ground and to the left in this case. Please help!!

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  3. Jul 15, 2016 #2
    Have you considered the centripetal force and it's Components?

    Once you draw all the forces acting on the block I suggest to scompose the forces on the perpendicular and parallel directions to the plane
  4. Jul 15, 2016 #3
    I figure it out. I had I a sign wrong and that was throwing me off. Thanks for your help though.
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