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Artificial Gravity

  1. Feb 17, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    If a washing machine's drum has a radius of 27 cm and spins at 4.1 rev/s, what is the strength of the artificial gravity to which the clothes are subjected? Express your answer as a multiple of g.

    2. Relevant equations

    Ar= v2/r

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I tried converting the radius to m and the rev/s to m/s but that didn't work, I'm not sure what else I could try to solve this problem.
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  3. Feb 17, 2008 #2


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    If you did it this way, that is the correct way to get the radial acceleration, but then you must express it as a multiple of g, where g=9.8m/s^2. Please show your work; you might have made a math error, or misunderstood the 'g' thing.
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