(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An individual standing at the equator:

a)What is this individuals centripetal acceleration caused by the earths rotation?

b)How fast would the earth need to spin in order for the centripetal acceleration to be equal to g?

T=1 day

radius of earth = 6.4x10^6 m

2. Relevant equations

a=v^2/r, v=2pir/T

3. The attempt at a solution

We need to convert the period from day to seconds and then plug in the information.

a=4pi^2r/T^2 = 4pi^2(6.4x10^6)/(1x60x60x60)

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# Homework Help: Centripetal Acceleration at Equator

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