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You are designing a centrifuge to spin at a rate of 15,300 rev/min.

(a) Calculate the maximum centripetal acceleration that a test-tube sample held in the centrifuge arm 14.7 cm from the rotation axis must withstand.

377361.36 m/s2

(b) It takes 1 min, 16 s for the centrifuge to spin up to its maximum rate of revolution from rest. Calculate the magnitude of the tangential acceleration of the centrifuge while it is spinning up, assuming that the tangential acceleration is constant.

2. Relevant equations

Is the correct equation for the tangential acceleration a_{t[SUB=r*a? If not, what is the correct formula(s)? [b]3. The attempt at a solution[/b] at=.147*377361.36=55472.12 m/s2}

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# Homework Help: Centrifuge - find centripetal acceleration

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