(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A sphere is making small oscillations on a parabolic surface . The equation of the parabola is

y= 0.5kx^2 . Find the time period of this small oscillation.

2. Relevant equations

accln. (c.o.m)= 5/7 g sinѲ

tanѲ= Ѳ ( for small angles)

sinѲ=Ѳ (for small angles)

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried to find about the moment of the ball about the focus of the parabola but then in addition with theta it came up with an x variable and thus I am unable to apply SHM rules.

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# Homework Help: Oscillating sphere on a parabolic surface

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