I am currently working through the following problem:
Reaching part c), we are required to repeat the former parts using a spherical mass instead of a frictionless cube. I have no problems with the question itsself, however repeating part b) for the sphere I came across something I don't fully understand:
How does the rotation of the mass affect the normal force? I can't see how there would be any difference from a frictionless block (ie, my answer in part B), and to answer part A for the sphere I assumed there was no change in normal force. However, I'm not sure if that assumtion is true, hence the question. If my assumption does turn out to be false, I'd also like to know why.