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Vertical and Horizontal Force of a Dropped Bowling Ball

General clarifications to the problem statement:

1. The bowling ball is 8 inches in diameter
2. I only need the minimum horizontal force needed to move the ball into the horizontal pipe
3. The force acts at the center of mass of the ball when the ball reaches 30 ft in vertical drop

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A 10 lb bowling ball is dropped vertically into a 36 inch round pipe; the problem asks us to determine the horizontal force necessary to overcome the force of gravity on the bowling ball after the bowling ball is 30 vertical feet into its travel.


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The clarifying assumptions in fuller detail:

(1) The external force is strictly horizontal, it stays constant after it starts and till the center of mass (COM) of ...

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This solution provides calculations for vertical and horizontal force.