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Homework Help: Vertical Circular Motion involving centripetal force

  1. Mar 6, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Say if you have water in the bucket and you spin it around really fast creating a vertically cricle. How come it wont fall on you when its at the top?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Mar 7, 2012 #2


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    Hi Ammar SH! :smile:
    Short answer: because the bucket is falling faster than the water is (and at the top, it's moving horizontally anyway).

    Technical answer: look up centripetal acceleration, and do F = ma (vertically).
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