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 Aug 25th 2019, 11:20 AM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Aug 2019 Posts: 1 general uniform acceleration question If an object is in uniform circular motion, can it be assumed that there will be no net force in the vertical direction (aka no net forces for the y component)?
 Aug 26th 2019, 10:05 AM #2 Junior Member     Join Date: Jan 2019 Posts: 20 $\displaystyle \sum F_y = 0$ if the UCM is restricted to a horizontal plane
 Aug 28th 2019, 05:34 AM #3 Senior Member     Join Date: Jun 2016 Location: England Posts: 998 Gyroscopes This reads a bit like like a query regarding gyroscopes, just approaching from a different direction. A simple uniform circular motion, will not produce a net force perpendicular to the plane of the circle. However if you impose a second circular motion upon your first, in a plane perpendicular to the first, you will find that that it produces a torque trying to rotate the system, in the plane perpendicular to the other two. __________________ ~\o/~

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