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Angular speed

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1. Homework Statement
A proposed space station includes living quarters in a circular ring 61.0 m in diameter. At what angular speed should the ring rotate so the occupants feel that they have the same weight as they do on Earth?


2. Homework Equations
Angular speed = radians/second


3. The Attempt at a Solution
I am unsure of what they mean when it states the same weight as on Earth, does that mean the centripetal acceleration would be equal to gravity?
 

rock.freak667

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3. The Attempt at a Solution
I am unsure of what they mean when it states the same weight as on Earth, does that mean the centripetal acceleration would be equal to gravity?
that's it there. So put acentripetal=g and find ω
 
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Thank you very much
 

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