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Angular speed

  1. Mar 24, 2005 #1
    A proposed space station includes living quarters in a circular ring 50.3 m in diameter. At what angular speed should the ring rotate so the occupants feel 0.411 g where g is the gravitational acceleration on the surface of the Earth?
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  3. Mar 24, 2005 #2
    Ac= (V^2/r); where Ac is the centripetal acceleration (aka gravity) V is the velocity at which the object is rotating and r is the radius.

    One g is 9.8 m/s^2

    Find the numerical value for 0.411 g's; plug this into the equation and you can find the velocity necessary to obtain 0.411 g's.
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