(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A typical laboratory centrifuge rotates at 4200 rpm. Test tubes have to be placed into a centrifuge very carefully because of the very large accelerators. a.) What is the acceleration at the end of a test tube that is 11 cm from the axis of rotation? b.) For comparison, what is the magnitude of the acceleration a test tube would experience if dropped from a height of .8 m and stopped in a 1.0 ms long encounter with a hard floor?

2. Relevant equations

w=2pi radians (f)

a = w^2 r

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried finding the frequency, then using the frequency to find w, which I got to be 439.823. Then I tried finding a, which I got to be 48.381.

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# Homework Help: Acceleration and rotation of centrifuge

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