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Using Newton's Law

Question: A curve of radius 56 m is banked so that a car traveling with a uniform speed of 54 km/hr can round the curve without relying on friction to keep it from slipping to its left or right.

What is theta?

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- A particle moving in a circular path of radius r with uniform speed v experiences an acceleration that has a magnitude a= v^2/r and is toward the outside of the curvature of the path.
- The associated force is then mv^2/r. This ...

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