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Sun February 24, 2013 By:
 

While deriving the equation for maximum velocity on a banked road inclined at an angle (theta) , why is the normal reaction R related to mg as Rcos(theta)=mg and not mg cos(theta)=R; while in the problems regarding a block sliding on an inclined plane, we take R=mgcos(theta)?

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Mon March 11, 2013
In banked road:
 
 
If we draw the both diagram in one:
It is no where contradictory.
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