COnsider a large horizontal frictionless area on the earth at phi degrees northern latitude. Through an impulse a particle is set in motion with velocity v and then left to move freely ignore all forms of friction. Find the period in the uniformcircular motion of the particle(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

velocity [tex] v = \omega r [/tex]

[tex] v_{x} = v cos \phi [/tex]

[tex] v_{y} = v sin \phi [/tex]

[tex] v_{z} = 0 [/tex]

not sure about the z part...

period [tex] T = \frac {2 \pi }{\omega sin \phi} [/tex]

sin phi because the Y axis the one about which this motion is going about..

I am off by a factor of 2 the answer is [tex] T = \frac{\pi}{\omega sin \phi}[/tex]

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