(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A skier of mass m starts from rest at the top of a solid sphere of radius r and slides down its frictionless surface. At what angle (theta) will the skier leave the sphere? And if friction were present, would the skier fly off at a greater or lesser angle?

2. Relevant equations

I am assuming that we will use the conservation of energy, perhaps mgh=1/2mv^2. Something like that?

3. The attempt at a solution

Honestly, I am completely at a loss. I tried to approach this problem with some of the formulas in the book but could not figure it out. Please help me.

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# Homework Help: Skier on a sphere problem involving conservation of energy

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