# Rolling candle

1. Sep 5, 2015

### korec123

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Horizontal plate is rolling around its horizontal axis. On the plate few meters away from this axis there is a jar with a burning candle inside

2. Relevant equations
Where would go the candlelight/flame , i mean which side would it turn and why

3. The attempt at a solution
I think there are 2 answers for me at the moment.
Normal centrifugal force and the flame would try to escape from this rolling plate (haha i cant say this another way)
Or it wouldnt move beacose jar is new environment/center which dont lead inertial force or flame which is gas beacose of jar wouldnt have to push the air.

2. Sep 5, 2015

### SammyS

Staff Emeritus
Hello korec123. Welcome to PF !

I think you need to do a more thorough job of describing the situation here.

Can you post an image for this?

3. Sep 5, 2015

### insightful

I'm going to guess this is a round horizontal plate spinning on its vertical axis.
Think of a marble in the jar. Where will it go? Why?
A flame is less dense than air. Where will it go?

4. Sep 6, 2015

### korec123

Hmm, i if there would be a marble , it will go with a jar outside the plate , going with this flame would go opposite way , i mean it would move towards vertical axis.
But what if candle and jar cant move?

5. Sep 6, 2015

### insightful

I think the problem assumes the jar is stuck to the plate and the candle is stuck to the bottom of the jar.

6. Sep 6, 2015

### korec123

so am i right?

7. Sep 6, 2015

Yes.