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The maximum height within a bowl using friction.

  1. Jun 14, 2010 #1
    An ant is trying to climb out of a semi spherical bowl that has a radius of 10cm. The static coefficient is .03. How high can the ant reach before it slides back down to the center of the bowl.
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  3. Jun 15, 2010 #2


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    Try using [itex]tan(\theta)=\mu[/itex] with [itex]\theta[/itex] being angle of the surface from horizontal.
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