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How to find magnitude of centripetal acceleration and of net force? 
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Oct211, 04:57 PM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A ferris wheel at a carnival has a radius of 12 m and turns so that the speed of the riders is 8m/s a) what is the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration of the riders? b) what is the magnitude of the net force required to produce this centripetal acceleration for a rider with a mass of 70kg? 2. Relevant equations Centripetal acceleration = v^2/r F = ma Fnet = N  W = m(centripetal acceleration) 3. The attempt at a solution centripetal acceleration = 8^2/ 12 = 5.33 m/s^2 


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How to find magnitude of centripetal acceleration and of net force?



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Oct211, 05:46 PM

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Boy was I over thinking that. Thanks a lot for the clarification



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