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Angular speed

  1. Sep 19, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    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. Relevant 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?
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  3. Sep 19, 2009 #2


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    that's it there. So put acentripetal=g and find ω
  4. Sep 19, 2009 #3
    Thank you very much
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