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Homework Help: More Help Please

  1. Oct 10, 2004 #1
    1) A physics major is working to pay his college tuition by performing in a traveling carnival. He rides a motorcycle inside a hollow transparent plastic sphere. After gaining sufficient speed, he travels in a vertical circle with a radius of 13.0 m. The physics major has a mass of 70.0 kg and the motorcycle has a mass of 40.0 kg. What minimum speed must he have at the top of the circle if the tires of the motorcycle are not to lose contact with the sphere? At the bottom of the circle, his speed is twice the alue calculated at the top. What is the magnitude of the normal force exerted on the motercycle by the sphere at this point?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 10, 2004 #2
    As always, begin with a free-body diagram. Show us what you have done, please.
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