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Convex Concave

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Phil Todd



Two balls roll under gravity, one on the convex portion of a circle the other on the concave portion.  At corresponding points of the trajectory, each experiences the same acceleration, however the convex ball rolls faster, as it experiences the higher acceleration earlier in its motion.

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