ch04-p061 - west. (c) If the direction of G a experienced...

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61. The magnitude of centripetal acceleration ( a = v 2 / r ) and its direction (towards the center of the circle) form the basis of this problem. (a) If a passenger at this location experiences G a = 183 .m / s 2 east, then the center of the circle is east of this location. The distance is r = v 2 / a = (3.66 m/s) 2 /(1.83 m/s 2 ) = 7.32 m.
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Unformatted text preview: west. (c) If the direction of G a experienced by the passenger is now south —indicating that the center of the merry-go-round is south of him, then relative to the center, the passenger at that moment is located 7.32 m toward the north....
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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