Centrifugal force

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If i could get some help on this that would be great.


so.. A space station has an outer wall which acts as a floor at a radius of 180 meters. At what tangible speed must the space station rotate to simulate earths gravity. hint: assume a centrifugal force of 49 newtons is required on a mass of 5 kilograms.

That was the question straight out of the homework and i am totally stumped.
 

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If i could get some help on this that would be great.

so.. A space station has an outer wall which acts as a floor at a radius of 180 meters. At what tangible speed must the space station rotate to simulate earths gravity. hint: assume a centrifugal force of 49 newtons is required on a mass of 5 kilograms.

That was the question straight out of the homework and i am totally stumped.

Welcome to PF.

What is the equation for centrifugal force?

And what is "tangible speed"?

It couldn't be anything like "tangential speed" could it?
 

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