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The particle has a mass of 0.5kg and is confined to move along the smooth horizontal slot due to the rotation of the arm OA. Determine the force of the rod on the particle and the normal force of the slot on the particle when theta = 30 deg. The arm has an angular acceleration of theta** = 3 rad/s^2 and theta * = 2rad/s at this instant. Assume the particle contacts only one side of the slot at any instant.

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The force of the rod will be normal to it self, i.e., at an angle theta with the slot. Let the normal force of the slot be ...

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