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28.
REASONING
Two pieces of information are provided.
One is the fact that the
magnitude of the centripetal acceleration
a
c
is 9.80 m/s
2
.
The other is that the space
station should not rotate faster than two revolutions per minute.
This rate of twice
per minute corresponds to thirty seconds per revolution, which is the minimum value
for the period
T
of the motion.
With these data in mind, we will base our solution on
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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
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