Lesson: Centripetal Force
In this lesson, we will learn how to demonstrate that an object following a circular path experiences an acceleration toward the center of the circle.
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Worksheet: 18 Questions • 2 Videos
A football player throws a football so that it rotates at 6.8 rev/s. The football has a radius of 8.0 cm at the middle of its axis of rotation. What is the centripetal acceleration of the laces on the edge of the football along its axis of rotation?
What angular velocity of the centrifuge will produce a centripetal acceleration of on the cage?
At what angle below the horizontal will the cage hang at when the cage experiences a centripetal acceleration of ?
At how many revolutions per minute are the tires rotating?
What is the centripetal acceleration at the edge of the tire?
With what force must a determined bacterium cling to the rim?
What is the ratio of this force to the bacterium’s weight?