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Homework Statement
:[/B]A child of mass 40.0 kg is in a roller coaster car that travels in a loop of radius 7.30 m. At point A the speed of the car is 15.0 m/s, and at point B, the speed is 15.6 m/s. Assume the child is not holding on and does not wear a seat belt.
What is the force (in N) of the car seat on the child at point B? (Enter the magnitude.)
Homework Equations
Fc = [(mv^2)/r]
Fc = ma
The Attempt at a Solution
:I solved (a) and (c).
I solved (a) by inserting the mass, speed, and radius into the equation [(mv^2)/r] and subtracting by (mass*gravity).
My equation for (b) was [(mv^2)/r * cos30]  mg = [(40*(15.6^2)/7.3*cos30)  (40*9.8) = 762.8 N. That was incorrect. What's improper about my equation? [/B]
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