Spring Potential Energy Rail 2#

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Consider the above figure. A rollercoaster takes a completely vertical drop. A massless spring of stiffness \(k = {{params.k}} N/m\) is attaches to a rollercoaster, \(m = {{params.m}} kg\), as it rounds a bend. The coaster slides without friction on a rail of radius \(R = {{params.R}} m\). Assume \(v\) = 0 as it enters the drop at \(A\) and the spring is unstretched when the coaster passes \(B\), answer the following questions.

Part 1#

What is the velocity of the cart when it is at \(B\)?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(m/s\).

Part 2#

What is the velocity of the cart when it is at \(C\)?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(m/s\).

Part 3#

What is the normal force on the cart when it is at the bottom of the bend?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(N\).

Attribution#

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