Problem: A light, rigid rod is 77.0 cm long. Its top end is pivoted on a frictionless, horizontal axle. The rod hangs straight down at rest with a small, massive ball attached to its bottom end. You strike the ball, suddenly giving it a horizontal velocity so that it swings around in a full circle. What minimum speed at the bottom is required to make the ball go over the top of the circle?

⚠️Our tutors found the solution shown to be helpful for the problem you're searching for. We don't have the exact solution yet.

FREE Expert Solution
Problem Details

A light, rigid rod is 77.0 cm long. Its top end is pivoted on a frictionless, horizontal axle. The rod hangs straight down at rest with a small, massive ball attached to its bottom end. You strike the ball, suddenly giving it a horizontal velocity so that it swings around in a full circle. What minimum speed at the bottom is required to make the ball go over the top of the circle?

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Motion Along Curved Paths concept. You can view video lessons to learn Motion Along Curved Paths. Or if you need more Motion Along Curved Paths practice, you can also practice Motion Along Curved Paths practice problems.

What textbook is this problem found in?

Our data indicates that this problem or a close variation was asked in Physics for Scientists and Engineers - Serway Calc 9th Edition. You can also practice Physics for Scientists and Engineers - Serway Calc 9th Edition practice problems.