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Need solution tto simple problem

  1. Mar 27, 2005 #1
    I need a solution to this. If it is possible to show me the complete solution

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  3. Mar 27, 2005 #2

    arildno

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    Use geometry, and show what you have done so far.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2005 #3
    I`ve got Ground and A and Ground and B. Is there a way of determining the angle (not from the answers) where circel A and C make contact, using the radius?
     
  5. Mar 27, 2005 #4

    arildno

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    Yes:
    1. The forces between the balls acts along the contact normals.
    2. If you extend the line of the normal on the surface into the sphere's you'll end up in that sphere's center.
    3. But that means you can determine the angles from the triangle drawn between the 3 centres:
    Let R be the radius in the big sphere, r the radius in the two smaller spheres:
    Then the triangle has sides: 2r,r+R,r+R
     
  6. Mar 27, 2005 #5
    thank you sorted
     
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