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Terminal Velocity

  1. Feb 21, 2010 #1
    could anyone help solve part 2 of this problem (Find the Terminal Velocity)?
    http://stevenstangle.com/images/physics.gif
    Thanks!
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2010 #2
    Hi sstangle

    Draw a free body diagram and find all the forces acting on the rod. Then set the net forces that are parallel to the rail equals to zero
     
  4. Feb 24, 2010 #3
    i know i have to do mg=qvB but idk what q is
     
  5. Feb 26, 2010 #4
    Hi sstangle

    No, that's not the right equation. You have to find the forces parallel to the rail and they are not mg and BQV. Actually you need to use F = BIL sin θ
     
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