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 Kinematics and Dynamics Kinematics and Dynamics Physics Help Forum Nov 21st 2017, 02:41 PM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Oct 2017 Posts: 8 Rotational Dynamics Problems Problem 1 A small cube of mass m is placed on the inside surface of a funnel rotating about a vertical axis with constant angular velocity ω. The wall of the funnel makes angle θ with the horizontal. The coefficient of static friction between the cube and the funnel is µs , and the cube is at distance r from the axis of rotation. Find both the largest and smallest values of ω for which the cube will not move with respect to the funnel. Given Diagram Attempt at a solution $\displaystyle r:nsinθ-F_scosθ=mw^2r$ $\displaystyle z:ncosθ+F_ssinθ-mg=0$ $\displaystyle F_s≤µ_sn$ $\displaystyle n=mg\(cosθ+µ_ssinθ)$ $\displaystyle (mgsinθ-µ_scosθ)/(cosθ+µ_ssinθ)=mw^2r$ Solving for w, I got the max value of w to be: $\displaystyle w_max=\sqrt{(gsinθ-µ_sgcosθ)/r(cosθ+µ_ssinθ)}$ I'm just not sure that that is the correct answer, because after searching online I saw a few answers in which the answer I got was multiplied by $\displaystyle 1/2π$ for some reason. I am also not entirely sure how to find the minimum value. Problem 2 In the figure below, a ball of mass m is attached to a rotating shaft by means of two strings of length L. The system rotates with period τ. Assume the motion occurs in intergalactic space so there is no gravitational force acting on the ball. Show that tension T in each string is given by $\displaystyle T=(2π ^2mL)/(τ^2)$, an answer independent of the angle. Given Diagram Attempt at a solution $\displaystyle r:2Tsinθ=m(vt^2/r)$ $\displaystyle z:Tcosθ-Tcosθ=0$ $\displaystyle vt^2/r=(4π^2L/τ^2)$ $\displaystyle 2Tsinθ=(4π^2mL/τ^2)$ $\displaystyle Tsinθ=2π^2mL/τ^2$ The problem I'm having with this is that I don't know how to eliminate the angle in the problem.  Tags dynamics, problems, rotational Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Similar Physics Forum Discussions Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post Lilthum Kinematics and Dynamics 1 Jun 21st 2017 08:14 AM trm90 Advanced Mechanics 5 Jan 5th 2010 11:57 AM jbn245 Kinematics and Dynamics 1 Oct 6th 2009 03:08 AM chino109 Advanced Mechanics 1 Mar 22nd 2009 11:22 AM Max CR Kinematics and Dynamics 0 Dec 1st 2008 07:13 PM 