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Motion of a mass of air around Earth.

  1. Feb 15, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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    2. Relevant equations

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    For starters, I am a bit confused about how to work on this problem considering the only relevant equations given for this problem (in the chapter we are currently in) are the two equations for Fr and Fφ for a 2-D polar coordinate system. I'm not sure if I should assume there are no other forces and as such use these two as a general solution, but if I do so, I am at a loss as to how to go about addressing c)?
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2015 #2

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    How did you address a and b?
     
  4. Feb 16, 2015 #3
    I figured it out. Thank you for asking though. The coordinates our professor wanted us to use weren't even in that section. Apparently, this is something he only covered during office hours and forgot to mention in class. Gotta love physics professors, lol.
     
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