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?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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Any help is appreciated!

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# Homework Help: Rotating tube with particle inside

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