Problem 27PE

(a) What is the radius of a bobsled turn banked at 75.0° and taken at 30.0 m/s, assuming it is ideally banked?

(b) Calculate the centripetal acceleration.

(c) Does this acceleration seem large to you?

Solution 27PE :

Step 1 of 4:-

The speed of the vehicle is, ..

The angle of banking is, .

We need to find the radius of the curve.

While moving through the curve, the normal component which is the weight of the vehicle is,

-------------------(1)

And --------------------(2) (the centripetal force).

Here is the bending angle which has to be determined.

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