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12. REASONING The magnitude F c of the centripetal force that acts on the skater is given by Equation 5.3 as 2 c / Fm v r = , where m and v are the mass and speed of the skater, and r is the distance of the skater from the pivot. Since all of these variables are known, we can find the magnitude of the centripetal force.
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2010 for the course CALC 01:640:135 taught by Professor Soffer during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08