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Homework Help: The bug is Doing the Jive.

  1. Feb 18, 2013 #1
    A .5g insect rests on a compact disc at a distance of 4cm from the centre. If the coeffiecient of static friction is .51 what is the maximum velocity the insect can experience without slipping off?

    I am lost, can someone help ?
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  3. Feb 18, 2013 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Draw a free-body diagram for the bug.
    This is circular motion at constant speed... what is the condition for that?
    What are the equations?
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