# Pail homework problem

a pail of water is rotated in a vertical circle of r=1.4m acceleration of gravity 9.8m/s^2

the pail is rotated at a constant rate so it has the minimum speed at all points along its circular path. the water has a mass m.
when the pail is at the bottom of the circle, what is the magnitude of the force exerted by the water on the bottom of the pail?

F=ma=0 since it is at a constant rate right?

but then i dont know what to do next?

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nrc_8706 said:
a pail of water is rotated in a vertical circle of r=1.4m acceleration of gravity 9.8m/s^2
the pail is rotated at a constant rate so it has the minimum speed at all points along its circular path. the water has a mass m.
when the pail is at the bottom of the circle, what is the magnitude of the force exerted by the water on the bottom of the pail?
F=ma=0 since it is at a constant rate right?
but then i dont know what to do next?
Nay! Draw out your free body diagrams, that should help.

Also, I notice a lot of people making this mistake. Saying F = ma is rarely true. Always remember to add your sigma

$$\sum F = ma$$

?

normal force is upward and weight is downward

Fnet=Fn-mg?

Help!!!!

CAN ANYBODY HELP ME?!!!!! nrc_8706 said:
CAN ANYBODY HELP ME?!!!!! the water exerts two forces onto the pail... can you name them? its weight and........ Centripital Force

....

ok so its F=4mg or F=2mg?

Centripital force is defined by equation:

Fc = (m*v^2)/r

gracias

:uhh: thanks for everything but im just not understanding

What is your current curriculum/topic in class?

Dynamics Of Uniform Circular Motion