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A car starts at a point A at a height H above the bottom of the loop the loop. It is starting from rest and we ignore friction.

A) what is minimum value of H in terms of R such that the car moves around the loop without falling off at the top point B.

B) If R=20m and H=3.5R calculate the speed, radial and tangential acceleration

3. The attempt at a solution

A) total energy at A is equal to mgH. total energy at B is equal to mg2R + .5mv^2

Solving for H gives H=2R+v^2/2g. Minimum velocity at B is mg=(mv^2/R) V62=Rg

Substituting gives H=5/2R. Not sure if this is correct....

B) to find speed: mg(3.5R)=mgR+.5mv^2, masses cancel. v=sqrt(5gR)=sqrt(5*9.8*20)=31.3m/s

radial acceleration=5gR/R=5g=49m/s^2

I don't know how to find tangential acceleration....

Thanks for the help

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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3. The attempt at a solution

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