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Homework Help: Rolling ball inside the cone

  1. Jun 26, 2014 #1
    Help me to understand my physics homework

    Suppose if a ball is rolling down in an inclined plane, what happens to the normal force acting on it? How to understand the Normal force in this situation

    Please explain

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  3. Jun 26, 2014 #2


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    Try drawing a diagram. Normal forces act normal to the surface. On a horizontal surface the normal force is vertical. If the surface is inclined wrt the horizontal then the normal force is also inclined the same amount wrt the vertical.

    If that doesn't help then I suggest posting your homework question as written (forum rule) along with your thoughts on how to solve it.
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