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Particle moves in a plane, and i've found that x.n=k

  1. Mar 19, 2006 #1
    Hi people, could someone plz help with the following:

    If a particle moves in a plane, and i've found that x.n=k where n=w/|w|, then how do i go about showing that the particle moves in a circle?

    A fly moves with constant speed v along the spoke of a wheel rotating with angular speed w. Starting from the center of wheel at time t=0, find it's distance at t. Show that the angle theta made between the spoke and the original direction is wt.


    Any help would be welcome, cheers,
    JB
     
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  3. Mar 19, 2006 #2

    arildno

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    Please provide explanations of your used symbols.
     
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