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    Oct 2006

    [Physics] need to find an angle

    A plumb bob does not hang exactly along a line directed to the center of the Earth's rotation. How much does the plumb bob deviate from a radial line at 38.0 north latitude? Assume that the Earth is spherical.

    the method to solve this eludes me... any help?

    nevermind, past due date. i was very close, but i miscalculated the radial acceleration of the earth @ 38 N
    Last edited by thedoge; February 21st 2007 at 01:41 PM.
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