HW#5a Page 1 of 4 For circular motion, we know that the total force in the radius direction pointing to the center equals to macp.All we need to do is to find all the forces at that position, add them in radius direction and solve the equation. .We should use v at that position too. Applies to all problems. 1, Ch. 6 Prob #46 - circ motion centrifuge To test the effects of high acceleration on the human body, NASA has constructed a large centrifuge at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. In this device, astronauts are placed in a capsule that moves in a circular path of radius 15 m. If the astronauts in this centrifuge experience a centripetal acceleration 9 times that of gravity (or "9 g's"), what must be the speed of the capsule? 2, Jill of the Jungle swings on a vine 6.5 m long. What is the tension in the vine if Jill, whose mass is 61 kg, is moving at 2.4 m/s when the vine is vertical? 3. Driving in your car with a constant speed of 12 m/s, you encounter a bump in the road that has a circular cross section, as indicated in Figure 6-35. If the radius of curvature of the bump is r= 35 m, find the apparent weight of a 67 kg person in your car as you pass over the top of the bump. Attention that acpand the net force is pointing to center. Also the unit is kN, not N. Normal force is less than mg, the total acceleration is downward. That’s how the car “falls” (changes direction) after the bump.
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