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Homework Help: Newtonian Mechanics - Banked curves

  1. Mar 31, 2005 #1
    Hi, i'm having some trouble determining the formulae for banked curve problems, could somebody give me a general guideline on how to tackle these type of problems.

    My main problem is resolving the Normal reaction in terms of the angle of the inclined plain. Like i know that Ncos(angle) = (m(v^2))/r

    But how did they resolve to find this, a diagram if you can will be truly helpful guys!
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  3. Mar 31, 2005 #2
    draw out a free body diagram of the situation. Then make Fnet on the car = 0.


    Last edited: Mar 31, 2005
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