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    Speed of Point on Rim of Wheel

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    Trying to visualize this scenario so I can draw a picture, but I am drawing a blank. I think that I have to use the mgh equation and mv^2/r equation. Also, do you think you could offer some additional questions that might be relevant to this problem so I can practice.

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    A piece of putty is stuck to the rim of a grinding wheel that rotates about a horizontal axis. The putty breaks loose from the wheel at a point at the same horizontal height as the axis of rotation. The putty rises vertically and returns to the height of the axis or rotation at the instant ...

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    The speed of point on rim of wheels are found. The centrifugal forces is given.