7 Answered Questions for the topic Centripetal acceleration
1: NASA uses large centrifuge to study the effects of large forces on astronauts prior to their going into space. A subject in the 20-G centrifuge, which has a radius of 8.9 m, can have a... more
Minimum coefficient of static friction
An amusement park ride consists of a vertical cylinder that rotates about its axis. The radius of the cylinder is 2.5m and rotates at a constant speed of 15 m/s. What is the minimum coefficient of... more
Centripetal Acceleration Ap Physics
Centripetal forces with tilts/banks
A 220000 kg plane flying at 130 m/s tilts 30º above the horizontal to fly in a circle. What is the radius of the circle in which the plane flies?
If I have a spinning bowl of water...
A spinning liquid of any sort forms a paraboloid; a three dimensional parabolic shape. Therefore, you can apply the physics principles relating to centripetal motion to any mass, m, on the surface... more
What is the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration of the car as it goes around the curve?
A 2,000-kilogram car travels at a constant speed of 15 meters per second around a circular curve of radius 20 meters. What is the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration of the car as it goes... more
Solving for Centripetal Force using an Free Body Diagram
Gabriella (75 kg) rides a roller coaster. What is her acceleration at the top of the vertical loop if she feels like her weight is 1200N? What is Gabriella's acceleration at the... more
Centripetal Acceleration Physics
A sock stuck to the side of a clothes-dryer barrel has a centripetal acceleration of 28 m/s2.
A sock stuck to the side of a clothes-dryer barrel has a centripetal acceleration of 28 m/s2. If the dryer barrel has a radius of 27.6 cm, what is the tangential speed of the sock? Can you help... more