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Homework Help: Rotating tube with particle inside

  1. Sep 16, 2010 #1
    Ok so I have this tube of length 2R that rotates in the horizontal xy plane with constant angular velocity [tex] \omega [/tex] about the z axis. And there is this particle of mass m that is released a distance R from the origin. Assuming the tube is frictionless I need to find the direction of the velocity of the particle just as it leaves the tube?

    [PLAIN]http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/4020/tubev.png [Broken]

    Any help is appreciated!
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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  3. Sep 17, 2010 #2
    I am telling Sri about this in class tomorrow

    But the answer is v0/r
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