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Warm-Up Exercise for lecture 12

Due 8:00 am, Tues, 8 Oct 2009

Physics 105, Fall 2009

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Did you complete the reading assignment? (Typically this means at least 20-30 minutes looking over the assigned sections of the book.)
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Which has greater linear speed, a horse near the outside rail of a merry-go-round or a horse near the inside rail?
outside horse
inside horse
both the same

Which has greater angular speed, a horse near the outside rail of a merry-go-round or a horse near the inside rail?
outside horse
inside horse
both the same

A ladybug sits on the outer edge of a merry-go-round that is turning around counter-clockwise without speeding up or slowing down. In what direction is the friction force that sticks the ladybug to the merry-go-round?
clockwise
counter-clockwise
inward
outward

Ralph is confused about centripetal and centrifugal forces. When he is in a car which is turning to the left, he feels a force pushing him to the right. But the textbook says that the actual force is pushing him to the left. Can you explain this to him? What is he feeling during the turn?

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Which part of today's assignment was particularly hard or confusing? What would you like to spend extra time on in class?

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