I'm stuck on this question. I thought there'd be no tangential acceleration or v would change. I tried Conservation of Energy and resolving radially but couldn't get anywhere with that either.An aircraft moves in a vertical circle with radius 100m at a constant speed. Find the acceleration. Find the speed such that weightlessness is experienced at the top of the circle.
Could someone give a hint to put me in the right direction?
Circular motion vertically watch
- Thread Starter
- 03-02-2010 02:54
- 03-02-2010 08:45
You could try resolving radially at the top, and since weightlessness is experienced, the upwards force acting on the plane must cancel out the weight.
+ polarity -Offline20
- 03-02-2010 09:08
I think you have to use the conservation of energy with vertical circles...