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 Formula One race car is traveling at 89.0 m/s along a straight track enters a turn on the race track with radius of curvature of 200.0 m. What centripetal acceleration must the car have to stay on the track?
A fairground ride spins its occupants inside a flying saucer-shaped container. If the horizontal circular path the riders follow has an 8.00-meter radius, at how many revolutions per minute are the riders subjected to a centripetal acceleration equal to that of gravity?
A geosynchronous satellite orbits Earth at a distance of m and has a period of 1 day, taking a day as s. What is the centripetal acceleration of the satellite?